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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/W/HH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1625-1967
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 16 production units.
Name of creator(s): Cripplegate Within Ward | Corporation of London


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, lying at the north of the City and being within and without the City wall; see also records specifically of Cripplegate Without Ward (CLC/W/HI). The ward contained seven City parish churches: St Mary Aldermanbury, St Alban Wood Street, St Olave Silver Street, St Alphage London Wall, St Michael Wood Street, St Giles Cripplegate and St Mary Magdalen Milk Street.


Scope and content/abstract:

These records are exclusively for the part of Cripplegate Ward lying inside the City wall. The records comprise wardmote minutes, accounts and rate assessments. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff at various dates.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives of the ward have been deposited with the Manuscripts Section at various dates. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records concerning the whole of Cripplegate Ward see Cripplegate Ward (CLC/W/HG), and for records of the part of the ward outside the City wall see Cripplegate Without Ward (CLC/W/HI). See also the records of Cripplegate Within Ward Schools (CLC/221).

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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