Watling Street

roseAgas Map
Watling Street ran east-west between St. Sythes Lane in Cordwainer Street Ward and Old Change in Bread Street Ward. It is visible on the Agas map under the label Watlinge ſtreat.
Stow records that the street is also commonly known as Noble Street (Stow 1598, sig. O4v). This should not lead to confusion with Noble Street in Aldersgate Ward. There is an etymological explanation for this crossover of names. According to Ekwall, the name Watling ultimately derives from an Old English word meaning king’s son (Ekwall 81-82). Watling Street remains distinct from the Noble Street in Aldersgate Ward.

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MLA citation

Watling Street. 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/WATL1.htm. INP.

Chicago citation

Watling Street. 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/WATL1.htm. INP.

APA citation

2021. Watling Street. 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/WATL1.htm. INP.

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TEI citation

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