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Walbrook Ward

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"WALBROOK, is a street on the west side of the Mansion-house and extends from, Charlotte-row to Cannon-street, and Dowgate-hill. It derives its name from an ancient rivulet, called Wall-brook, on account of its entering the city through the wall, between Bishopsgate and Moorgate, which after many turnings, ran down this street, and emptied itself into the Thames, near Dowgate. It is now covered over, and used as a common sewer. WALBROOK WARD derives its name from the before-named street, and is bounded on the east by Langbourn and Candlewick Wards, on the north by Cheap Ward, on the west by Cordwainer's Ward, and on the south by Dowgate Ward." [J. Elme , A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831)- transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Archives & Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Walbrook Ward.

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Cemeteries

Walbrook Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.

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Description & Travel

John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Walbrook Ward.

Wikipedia page on Walbrook Ward.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Walbrook Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Allen, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent. Continued to the present time. London: G. Virtue (1839) 3 vols. [Full text - Walbrook Ward]
Stow, John and John Nottley. A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. London, Printed for T. Read (1733-35) 2 vols. [Full text - Walbrook Ward]
Thomas, Henry The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains &c., &c., and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith London: J. Gifford (1828) 2 vols. [Walbrook Ward]
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Maps

Blome's 1754 Map of Walbrook Ward and Dowgate Ward.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ326810 (Lat/Lon: 51.512374, -0.09054), Walbrook Ward which are provided by:

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Taxation

Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Walbrook Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.