Queenhithe Ward


Queenhithe Ward is located east of Castle Baynard Ward and west of Vintry Ward bordering the north bank of the Thames. It is named after the Queenhithe water-gate (Stow 1633, sig. 2M1r).

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Watercolour painting of the alderman and deputy in charge of Queenhithe Ward by Hugh Alley. Image courtesy of the Folger Digital Image Collection.
Watercolour painting of the alderman and deputy in charge of Queenhithe Ward by Hugh Alley. Image courtesy of the Folger Digital Image Collection.

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).
This Warde beginneth in the Eaſt, in Knightriders ſtreete, on the ſouth ſide thereof, at the Eaſt end of the pariſh church called the holy Trinity, and runneth weſt on the ſouth ſide to a lane called Lambert hill, which is the length of the warde in Knightriders ſtreete, out of the which ſtreete are diuers lanes, running ſouth to Thames ſtreete, and are of this warde: the firſt is Trinity lane, which runneth downe by the weſt end of Trinity Church. Then is Spuren lane, or Spooners lane, now called Huggen lane. Then Bredſtreete hill. Then S. Mary Mounthaunt: out of the which lane, on the East side thereof, is one other lane, turning Eaſt, through S. Nicholas Olaues church yard, to Bredſtreete hill. This lane is called Finimore lane, or fiue foote lane, becauſe it is but fiue foote in breadth at the weſt end: In the middeſt of this lane, runneth downe one other lane broader, ſouth to Thames ſtreete, I thinke the ſame to bee called Deſboorne lane, for I reade of ſuch a lane to haue beene in the pariſh of Mary Summerſet, in the 22. yeare of Edward the third, where there is ſayde to lye betweene the Tenement Edward de Mountaoute knight, on the Eaſt parte, and the Tenement ſometime pertayThis text has been supplied. Reason: Smudging dating from the original print process. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on an external source. (JZ)ning to William Gladwine on the weſt, one plot of ground, contayning in length towards Thames ſtreete 25. foote, &c.
Laſt of all, haue you Lambart hill lane, ſo called of one Lambart owner thereof: and this is the furtheſt weſt part of this warde.
On the north ſide comming downe from Knightriders ſtreet, the Eaſt ſide of Lambart hill, is wholly of this warde: and the weſt ſide, from the north end of the Blacke-ſmithes Hall (which is about the middeſt of this lane) vnto Thames ſtreete. Then part of Thames ſtreete, is alſo of this warde, to wit, from a Cooks houſe called the ſigne of king Dauid, three houſes weſt from the old Swan Brewhouſe in the Eaſt, vnto Huntington houſe, ouer againſt Saint Peters Church in the weſt, neare vnto Powles Wharffe. And on the lane ſide, frō a Cookes houſe called the blew Boore, to the weſt end of Saint Peters Church, and vp Saint Peters hill, two houſes North aboue the ſaid Church. And theſe be the bounds of this ward: in which are Parriſh churches ſeuen, Halles of companies two, & other ornaments as ſhall be ſhewed.

Note on Ward boundaries on Agas Map

The boundaries of Queenhithe 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. Queenhithe Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/6.6/QUEE3.htm.

Chicago citation

Halepuram Sridhar, Amogha Lakshmi. Queenhithe Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/6.6/QUEE3.htm.

APA citation

Halepuram Sridhar, A. L. 2021. Queenhithe Ward. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/6.6/QUEE3.htm.

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