The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas
1827

This ward, according to Stow, is so called from a long borne (bourn) of sweete water, which in old time breaking out into Fenchurch street, ran down the same streete and Lombard-street, to the west end of St. Mary Woolnoth's church, where turning south, and breaking itself into many small shares, rilles, or streames is left the name of Shareborne lane, or Southborne-lane, as I have said, because it ranne south to the river Thames. Anciently also. through the spreading of this stream near the spring-head, the surrounding ground became so swampy, that this district obtained the appellation of Fenny-about, and is so called in the city records. This ward is divided into the twelve precincts of St. Mary Woolnoth, north and south; Nicholas-lane, Birchin-lane, Lombard-street, Clement's-lane, Allhallows, Lombard-street, St. Bennet, Gracechurch-street, St. Dionis Backchurch, St. Gabriel, and Allhallows Steyning.

Langbourn-ward is bounded on the east by Aldgate-ward; on the south by Tower street, Billingsgate, Candlewick, and Bridge-within wards; on the west by Wallbrook-ward; and on the north, by Aldgate and Lime-street wards.

It is governed by an alderman, and sends ten inhabitants to the court of common council.

Before the great fire in 1666, there were seven churches in this ward, viz. Allhallows, Lombard-street; Allhallows, Steyning; St. Dionis, Backchurch; St. Edmund the King; St. Mary, Woolnoth; St. Gabriel, Fenchurch-street; St. Nicholas Acons. The first five were rebuilt.

This ward, according to Stow,

is so called from a long borne (bourn) of sweete water, which in old time breaking out into

Fenchurch street

, ran down the same streete and

Lombard-street

, to the west end of St. Mary Woolnoth's church, where turning south, and breaking itself into many small shares, rilles, or streames is left the name of Shareborne lane, or Southborne-lane, as I have said, because it ranne south to the river Thames.

Anciently also.

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through the spreading of this stream near the spring-head, the surrounding ground became so swampy, that this district obtained the appellation of Fenny-about, and is so called in the city records. This ward is divided into the precincts of St. Mary Woolnoth, north and south; , , , , Allhallows, , St. Bennet, , St. Dionis Backchurch, St. Gabriel, and Allhallows Steyning.

Langbourn-ward is bounded on the east by Aldgate-ward; on the south by , , Candlewick, and Bridge-within wards; on the west by Wallbrook-ward; and on the north, by and wards.

It is governed by an alderman, and sends inhabitants to the court of common council.

Before the great fire in , there were churches in this ward, viz. Allhallows, ; Allhallows, Steyning; St. Dionis, Backchurch; St. Edmund the King; St. Mary, Woolnoth; St. Gabriel, ; St. Nicholas Acons. The were rebuilt.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
collapseCHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
collapseCHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
collapseCHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
collapseCHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
collapseCHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
collapseCHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
collapseCHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward
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