- Cheap (ward)
Ward of Cheap
Ward of Cheap shown within Greater London
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Cheap (meaning market) is a small ward of the City of London. It stretches west to east from King End Street, the border with Farringdon Within to Old Jewry, which adjoins Walbrook and north to south from Gresham Street, the border with Aldersgate and Bassishaw to Cheapside, the boundary with Cordwainer.
The following roads run north to south across the ward: St Martin’s Le Grand, Foster Lane, Gutter Lane, Wood Street and King Street. Within its boundaries are two Anglican churches, St Vedast alias Foster and St Lawrence Jewry, and several halls, including Goldsmiths Hall, Mercers Hall, Sadlers Hall and Wax Chandlers Hall. A third church, St Mildred, Poultry, was demolished in 1872.
A small part of the Guildhall buildings lies within the ward's boundaries — the main entrance and main hall itself — with the remainder being in the ward of Bassishaw. Also within the boundaries is the Mayor's and City of London Court and the southern end of Basinghall Street.
Cheap is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an Alderman, to the Court of Aldermen and Commoners (the City equivalent of a Councillor) to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation. Only electors who are Freeman of the City of London are eligible to stand.
- ^ cheap, n., I.2.b., Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989, Oxford University Press.
- ^ http://www.moveandstay.com/offices_description.asp?id=1320 Details of junction
- ^ Parish Web Site
- ^ More details
- ^ Police overview
- ^ http://220.127.116.11/NR/rdonlyres/5115C3A2-5389-4865-9AA6-4D713BFF5C7A/0/cheap.jpg
- Map of Early Modern London: Cheap Ward - Historical Map and Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's London (Scholarly)
- Corporation of London Cheap ward boundaries
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