Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/044
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: CHEAP WARD CLUB
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 9 production units.
Name of creator(s): Cheap Ward Club
Cheap Ward Club was established in 1863.
The City of London was divided into wards for the purpose of government as early as Norman times. The wards had responsibility to keep the peace, supervise trade and oversee sanitation, and each ward has the right to elect an Alderman and Commoners to sit in the Court of Common Council. The Cheap Ward is bounded on the north by Bassishaw Ward, on the south by Cordwainer Ward, on the west by Cripplegate Ward and on the east by Coleman Street Ward. The ward contained seven City parish churches: St Lawrence Jewry; St Pancras Soper Lane; St Benet Sherehog; St Mildred Poultry; St Martin Pomeroy; St Mary Colechurch; and All Hallows, Honey Lane.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Cheap Ward Club, comprising: minute books, 1863-1987 and 1990-2007 (Ms 31625) and miscellaneous loose items, 1863-1938 (Ms 31625A).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Minute books arranged in chronological order.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library between 1999 and 2009. They were catalogued at various dates from 1999 by members of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
See CLC/W/HC for the records of Cheap Ward.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.