Castle Baynard

infobox UK place
official_name= Ward of Castle Baynard
map_type= Greater London
country= England
region= London
london_borough= City of London
latitude= 51.51307
longitude= -0.10471
os_grid_reference= TQ315811
post_town= LONDON
postcode_area= EC
postcode_district= EC4
dial_code= 020
constituency_westminster = Cities of London and Westminster

Castle Baynard Ward, one of 25 within the City of London, a self-governing enclave within the capital of the United Kingdom is an irregular shaped area, somewhat akin to a tuning fork [ [ Ward boundaries in context] ] bounded on the east by the wards of Queenhithe and Bread Street, the River Thames to the south and Farringdon Without to the north and west. Major landmarks within the ward include Blackfriars Bridge, HMS "President" and St Pauls Cathedral. In addition the area contains St Bride’s, Fleet Street, a church Betjeman described as “ magnificent, even by the exalted standards of Sir Christopher Wren” ["Sovereign City of London Churches", Betjeman,J. : Pitkin, Andover, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0853725659] and St Andrew Wardrobe.In former times the ward also contained a church, known as St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street, which burnt down in 1886 and was not rebuilt ["Vanished churches of the City of London" Huelin, G.: London, Guildhall Library Publishing 1996 ISBN 0900422424 ] and its own charitable foundation,Castle Baynard Ward School [ [ Guildhall library records] ] . The ward derives its name from Baynard's Castle ["Book 2, Ch. 14-Castle Baynard Ward", in "A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark": Noorthouck, J. : London, R.Baldwin & Co 1773] which existed here from the Norman Conquest until it was burnt down during the Great Fire of London ["A Dictionary of London", Harben, H.A: Herbert Jenkins,London,1922] . Today the ward is possibly the busiest in an exceptionally concentrated area of commercial and tourist activity [ [ City Police Overview] ] , but still retains its own distinct identity [ [ Ward newsletter] ] .


Castle Baynard 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.


External links

* [ Map of Early Modern London: Castle Baynard Ward] - Historical Map and Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's London (Scholarly)

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  • Castle Baynard Ward —    One of the twenty six wards of the City of London, to the south. Bounded on the north and west by Farringdon Ward Within, east by Queenhithe and Bread Street Wards, and south by the Thames.    First mention: Cal. Letter Book B. p. 257, 1275.… …   Dictionary of London

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