Thames Street

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Thames Street was the longest street in early modern London, running east-west from the ditch around the Tower of London in the east to St. Andrew’s Hill and Puddle Wharf in the west, almost the complete span of the city within the walls. It passed through seven wards: Tower Street Ward, Billingsgate Ward, Bridge (within) Ward, Downgate Ward, Vintry Ward, Queenhithe Ward, and Castle Baynard Ward.
Archaeological finds suggest that it followed an old Roman road beside the river, from which it takes its name. The street today, twenty-five feet above the level of the Roman road (Harben), is divided into Lower Thames Street (the section east of Southwark Bridge) and Upper Thames Street (the section west of Southwark Bridge).
See also: Chalfant 178.


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MLA citation

Jenstad, Janelle. Thames Street. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022,

Chicago citation

Jenstad, Janelle. Thames Street. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022.

APA citation

Jenstad, J. 2022. Thames Street. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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