Bassinghall Ward


Bassinghall Ward is west of Coleman Street Ward. The ward and its main street Basinghall Street are named after Basing Hall (Stow 1633, sig. 2C5r).

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1603 Description of Ward Boundaries

The following diplomatic transcription of the opening paragraph(s) of the 1603 chapter on this ward will eventually be subsumed into the MoEML edition of the 1603 Survey.1 Each ward chapter opens with a narrative circumnavigation of the ward—a verbal beating of the bounds that MoEML first transcribed in 2004 and later used to facilitate the drawing of approximate ward boundaries on our edition of the Agas map. Source: John Stow, A Survey of London (London, 1603; STC #23343).
THe next adioyning to Colemanſtreete ward on the weſt ſide thereof is Baſſings hall warde, a ſmall thing, and conſiſteth of one ſtreete called Baſſings hall ſtreete, of Baſſings hall, the moſt principall houſe, whereof the ward taketh name. It beginneth in the South by the late ſpoken Market houſe called the Bay hall, which is the laſt of Colemanſtreete warde. This ſtreete runneth from thence north downe to London wall, and ſome little diſtance both Eaſt and Weſt, againſt the ſaid hall, and this is the bounds of Baſſings hall warde.

Note on Ward boundaries on Agas Map

The boundaries of Bassinghall Ward, as drawn on the Agas map, are approximate. See MoEML’s page on ward boundaries.


  1. The 1603 Survey is widely available in reprints of C.L. Kingsford’s two-volume 1908 edition (Kingsford) and also in the British History Online transcription of the Kingsford edition (BHO). MoEML is completing its editions of all four texts in the following order: 1598, 1633, 1618, and 1603. (JJ)


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MLA citation

Halepuram Sridhar, Amogha Lakshmi. Bassinghall Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021,

Chicago citation

Halepuram Sridhar, Amogha Lakshmi. Bassinghall Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021.

APA citation

Halepuram Sridhar, A. L. 2021. Bassinghall Ward. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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