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  • Aldgate Ward —    With Tower Ward the easternmost ward of the City within the walls (O.S.).    Earliest mention: In warda Alegate, c. 1130 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul s, Liber L. ff. 47 50).    Called also: Ward of John de Northampton, 1279 (Cal. L. Bk. A. p.206),… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bishopsgate —    One of the seven double gates of the City referred to by Fitz Stephen, leading out of the City on the north.    Earliest mention found in records : Ad portam episcopi (Domesday Book, Middlesex).    Mentioned in a charter of King Stephen to the …   Dictionary of London

  • (St.) Botolph Aldgate —    On the north side of Aldgate High Street, at the south east corner of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward.    First mention found in records : 1125 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 220).    Included in the grant made in that year by the Knightenguild of their… …   Dictionary of London

  • Dodding Pond —    The Soke of the Knightengild included the whole of Estsmithfeld, together with the right hand side of the way (vici), which extends by Doddyngg pond to the Thames (Cal. L. Bk. C. pp. 216 and 225, and L. Bk. H. p. 46).    In 35 H. VIII. 1543, a …   Dictionary of London

  • Nightingale Lane, East Smithfield —    South out of Upper East Smithfield to the Docks (P.O. Directory).    Earliest mention: Nightingale lane (Stow, ed. 1598, 347).    It formed part of the eastern boundary of the original Portsoken Ward, as set out in Strype, Ed. 1720, I. ii. 26 …   Dictionary of London

  • Portsoken Ward —    The eastemmost of the City wards, lying outside the Wall, and in its present state wholly within the parish of St. Botolph Aldgate.    The history of the Portsoken, which must be looked upon as partly legendary, is as follows: The Liber… …   Dictionary of London

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