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BILLINGSGATE WARD

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/W/GB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BILLINGSGATE WARD
Date(s): 1793-1882
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 156 production units.
Name of creator(s): Billingsgate Ward | Corporation of London

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

One of the twenty-six wards of the City of London, fronting 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. In addition, the ward contained five City parish churches: St Mary At Hill, St Margaret Pattens, St Andrew Hubbard, St George Botolph Lane and St Botolph.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Billingsgate Ward, Corporation of London, including wardmote minutes; lists of officers; lists of inhabitants of the ward; tax and rate assessment books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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