Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/215-09
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BILLINGSGATE WARD SCHOOL
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 14 production units.
Name of creator(s): Billingsgate Ward School
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. Billingsgate Ward fronts the River Thames, running west from Tower Ward to London Bridge. The ward with its quays on the water front was home to a large fish market.
Billingsgate Ward School was established by subscription in 1714 to educate and clothe boys and girls. From 1852, 32 Botolph Lane was used as the schoolhouse and when the school united with Tower Ward School in 1874, this property continued to be used. St Botolph Aldgate Parochial School amalgamated with Billingsgate Ward School and Tower Ward School in 1905 to form the Sir John Cass Junior School.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Billingsgate Ward School, comprising subscribers' minute books; trustees' minute books and treasurers' journals.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
CLC/215/MS31156 to MS31158.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The archive was deposited in Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section by the Sir John Cass's Foundation in 1995 (apart from Ms 19627-8). The records were catalogued by a member of the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
See CLC/W/GB for the records of Billingsgate 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: August to October 2010.