Ludgate Hill

   West from St. Paul's Churchyard to Ludgate Circus (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward, Farringdon Ward Within and Farringdon Ward Without.
   First mention: Temp. Eliz. (Proc. in Chancery II. 232, and S. 393).
   Former names : "Flete strete "-from Ludgate to Flete bridge, 1274 (Ct. H.W. I. 19). "Ludgate Street" (q.v.)-from Old Bailey to St. Paul's (Leake, 1666, Weller's map, 1861).
   Widened in 1864 at the time of the formation of Ludgate Circus, and again in 1893, from 47 to 60 ft., at a cost of about £200,000.
   See Bowyer Row.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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