Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°05′20″W / 51.511°N 0.089°W / 51.511; -0.089

Ward of Dowgate
Ward of Dowgate is located in Greater London
Ward of Dowgate

 Ward of Dowgate shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ319812
Sui generis City of London
Administrative area Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district 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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Dowgate is a small ward of the City of London. The ward is bounded by Swan Lane, the River Thames, Cousin Lane and Cannon Street. Dowgate is where the Walbrook watercourse entered the Thames.

St. Michael Paternoster Royal
Dowgate fire station on Upper Thames Street — the only modern-day fire station in the City (operated by the London Fire Brigade)

Livery companies quartered in the ward, include the Dyers, Innholders, Skinners and Tallow Chandlers situated in Dowgate Hill. There is one church, St Michael Paternoster,[1] also housing The Mission to Seafarers. The ward also contains Cannon Street railway station, which is on the site of the medieval Steelyard.



Dowgate 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.


  1. ^ Betjeman described it as

    A round colonnaded temple with round urns on it, a middle stage with curving corbels, more urns, round turret supporting a vane.


The City of London Churches Betjeman,J: Andover, Pitkin,1972 ISBN 0853721122

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  • Dowgate —    A water gate to the Thames near where the Walbrook entered the river. In Dowgate Ward.    Earliest mention: Duuegate. In charter of William I. 1067 (apparently forged, though probably of early date), confirming certain property to Westminster… …   Dictionary of London

  • Dowgate Dock —    South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 83 at Dowgate Hill to the Thames. In Dowgate Ward (P.O. Directory).    First mention: O. and M. 1677.    Other name : Dowgate wharf (Rocque, 1746).    See Dowgate …   Dictionary of London

  • Dowgate Wharf —    At No. 83 Upper Thames Street (P.O. Directory).    Between Greenwich Street and the Thames on the western boundary of Dowgate Ward, west of Dowgate Dock (O.S. 1880).    In Horwood, 1799 and the earlier maps Dowgate Wharf is further east,… …   Dictionary of London

  • Dowgate Hill —    South out of Cannon Street at No. 76 to No.167 Upper Thames Street (P.O. Directory). In Dowgate and Walbrook Wards.    First mention: Leake, 1666.    Former names : vicum Regium de Douegat, 1244 (Harl. Ch. 50, A. 13).    Street called Duuegate …   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

  • Dowgate Stairs —    See Cousin Lane Stairs …   Dictionary of London

  • Conduit at Dowgate —    A conduit of Thames water made 1568 at the cost of the citizens, and called the Conduit upon Downgate (S. 231) at the upper end of Dowgate Hill. Shown in Leake, 1666.    An engine erected near to a house in Cosin Lane to convey the Thames… …   Dictionary of London

  • (St.) Olave next Dowgate —    Eight tenements in the parishes of St. Olave and All Saints next Dowgate, 35 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. D.S. XVIII. (2), p. 61).    It is difficult to know what this means, for the plural parishes would not be required if it were merely an… …   Dictionary of London

  • Le Bretask, Dowgate —    There was a house of this name in the parish of All Hallows the Less in Dowgate Ward mentioned in the Husting Rolls 62 (102) and 76 (262) (Cal. L. Bk. F. p. 1 note).    In 1334 Nicholas de Farndon gave it under the name le Bretasse in Thames… …   Dictionary of London

  • Chequer Lane, Dowgate Hill —    See Chequer Yard …   Dictionary of London

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