Cheap (ward)
St Vedast, a familiar Cheap landmark

Coordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°05′38″W / 51.5148°N 0.094°W / 51.5148; -0.094

Ward of Cheap
Ward of Cheap is located in Greater London
Ward of Cheap

 Ward of Cheap shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ321812
Sui generis City of London
Administrative area Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district EC1, EC4
Dialling code 020
Police City of London
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Cities of London and Westminster
London Assembly City and East
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Cheap (meaning market[1]) 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,[2] Foster Lane, Gutter Lane, Wood Street and King Street. Within its boundaries are two Anglican churches, St Vedast alias Foster[3] and St Lawrence Jewry[4], and several halls, including Goldsmiths Hall, Mercers Hall, Sadlers Hall and Wax Chandlers Hall.[5] 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.[6]

St Lawrence Jewry in Gresham Street

Politics

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.

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  • Ward of Adam de Basing —    Contained property in or near Ismongerelane, H. III. (Cal. Ch. I. p.m. I. p.304).    Identified with Cheap Ward (q.v.) (Beavan, 372) …   Dictionary of London

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  • Cordwainer Ward —    One of the twenty six wards of London, lying between Vintry Ward south, Cheap Ward north, Bread Street Ward west, and Cheap Ward and Walbrook Ward east.    First mention: Ward of Cordewanerstrate, c. 1285 (Cal. L. Bk. A. p. 209).    It was… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bassishaw Ward —    One of the smallest of the twenty six wards of the City, bounded north by Cripplegate Ward Without, east by Coleman Street Ward, west by Cripplegate Ward Within and south by Cheap Ward.    First mention: Warda de Bassingeshol. Warde de… …   Dictionary of London

  • Coleman Street Ward —    One of the twenty six wards of the City, adjoining Broad Street Ward east and south, Bassishaw Ward west, and Cheap Ward south, extending north to the City boundary.    Earliest mention: Warda de Colemannestte, 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 411).… …   Dictionary of London

  • Broad Street (ward) — Coordinates: 51°30′58″N 0°05′06″W / 51.5161°N 0.085°W / 51.5161; 0.085 …   Wikipedia

  • Broad Street Ward —    One of the twenty six wards of the City, bounded north and east by Bishopsgate Ward, north and west by Coleman Street and Cheap Wards, and south by Walbrook and Cornhill Wards.    Earliest mention: In list of Aldermen (1293), in which the Ward …   Dictionary of London

  • Dowgate Ward —    One of the twenty six wards of the City, lying between Walbrook Ward north, Candlewick and Bridge Within Wards east, and Vintry Ward west, and extending south down to the river.    First mention: Warda de Douegate, 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 421) …   Dictionary of London

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