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

Allen, Thomas
1827

The name of this ward is derived from the Vintry, a part of the bank of the river Thames, where the merchants of Bourdeaux landed their wines, which they were obliged to sell within forty days after landing, until the 28th of Edward I. when they were permitted to store them in cellars and vaults. This spot was at the south end of Three Cranes'-lane, so called from the cranes with which the wine was landed; and at the north-east corner of this lane in Thames-street, opposite to College-hill, anciently stood a spacious and stately edifice, called the Vintry, from the stowing of wine there. In this magnificent fabric, Henry Picard, who had been lord mayor in 1356, entertained the kings of England, Scotland, France, and Cyprus, with a sumptuous banquet, in the year 1363.

This ward is bounded on the east by Wallbrook and Dowgate wards; on the north by Cordwainers'-ward; on the west by Queenhithe ward; and on the south by the river Thames. It is divided into the three precincts of St. Martin, St. James, and St. Michael, royal, and is governed by an alderman, and nine common-council-men.

Before the great fire in 1666, there were four churches in this ward, viz. St. James, Garlick hithe; St. Michael, royal; St. Martin; Vintry; and St. Thomas Apostle; the two first were rebuilt.

At the south-east corner of Garlick hill stands the parochial church of

The name of this ward is derived from the Vintry, a part of the bank of the river Thames, where the merchants of Bourdeaux landed their wines, which they were obliged to sell within days after landing, until the of Edward I. when they were permitted to store them in cellars and vaults. This spot was at the south end of Cranes'-lane, so called from the cranes with which the wine was landed; and at the north-east corner of this lane in , opposite to , anciently stood a spacious and stately edifice, called the Vintry, from the stowing of wine there. In this magnificent fabric, Henry Picard, who had been lord mayor in , entertained the kings of England, Scotland, France, and Cyprus, with a sumptuous banquet, in the year .

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This ward is bounded on the east by Wallbrook and Dowgate wards; on the north by Cordwainers'-ward; on the west by ward; and on the south by the river Thames. It is divided into the precincts of St. Martin, St. James, and St. Michael, royal, and is governed by an alderman, and common-council-men.

Before the great fire in , there were churches in this ward, viz. St. James, Garlick hithe; St. Michael, royal; St. Martin; Vintry; and ; the were rebuilt.

At the south-east corner of stands the parochial church of

 
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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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Antiquities
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