Billingsgate Ward

This page offers a diplomatic transcription of the opening section of John Stow’s 1603 description of Billingsgate Ward. In this section, Stow traces the jurisdictional boundaries of the ward, indicating where it abuts other wards. It is Stow’s general habit to map out each ward before he begins his detailed street-by-street description of its history and features.
Source: Stow, John. A suruay of London· Conteyning the originall, antiquity, increase, moderne estate, and description of that city, written in the yeare 1598. by Iohn Stow citizen of London. Since by the same author increased, with diuers rare notes of antiquity, and published in the yeare, 1603. Also an apologie (or defence) against the opinion of some men, concerning that citie, the greatnesse thereof. VVith an appendix, contayning in Latine Libellum de situ & nobilitate Londini: written by William Fitzstephen, in the raigne of Henry the second. London: John Windet, 1603. STC 23343. Print. Rpt. Early English Books Online. http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home. Web.
BIllingſgate Ward, beginneth at the weſt ende of Towerſtreete warde in Thames ſtreete about Smarts key, and runneth downe along that ſtreete on the ſouthſide, to ſaint Magnus Church at the Bridge foote, and on the North ſide fo the ſaide Thames ſtreet, fro ouer againſt Smarts key, till ouer againſt the north weſt corner of ſaint Magnus Church aforeſayd: an this north ſide of Thames ſtreete is ſaint Marie Hil lane, up to ſaint Margarets Church, and then part of ſaint Margarets Pattents ſtreete, at the ende of ſaint Marie hill lane: Nedt out of Thames ſtreete is Lucas lane, and then Buttolph lane, and at the North end thereof Philpot lane, then is Rotherlane, of olde time ſo called, and thwart the ſame lane is little Eaſtcheape, and theſe be the bounds of Billinſgate warde.

References

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    Hughson, David. London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the London Metropolis and its Neighbourhood to Thirty Miles Extent, from an actual Perambulation. 8 vols. London: Printed by W. Stratford, Crown Court, Temple Bar, 1806.

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    Stow, John. A suruay of London· Conteyning the originall, antiquity, increase, moderne estate, and description of that city, written in the yeare 1598. by Iohn Stow citizen of London. Since by the same author increased, with diuers rare notes of antiquity, and published in the yeare, 1603. Also an apologie (or defence) against the opinion of some men, concerning that citie, the greatnesse thereof. VVith an appendix, contayning in Latine Libellum de situ & nobilitate Londini: written by William Fitzstephen, in the raigne of Henry the second. London: John Windet, 1603. STC 23343. University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus) copy Reprint. Early English Books Online. Web.

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Chernyk, Melanie. Billingsgate Ward. The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 09 April, 2018. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/BILL2.htm>.

Chicago citation

Chernyk, Melanie. Billingsgate Ward. The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed April 09, 2018. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/BILL2.htm.

APA citation

Chernyk, M. 2018. Billingsgate Ward. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London. Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/BILL2.htm

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