No. 3 Broad-Street Ward Volunteers

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Broad Street Ward
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1720: Blome’s Map of Broad Street Ward and Cornhill Ward. Image courtesy of British Library Crace Collection. © British Library Board; Maps Crace Port. 8.12. Original map courtesy of The University of Victoria, Canada. [ANNOTATED by Iain Laird on 9th October 2022]

The map (click on it to expand) shows the boundaries of Broad Street Ward in 1720 (in red) before the fields to the North of London Wall were developed and  incorporated into the Ward. Broad Street is one of the 25 ancient wards of the City of London. In medieval times it was divided into ten precincts and contained six churches, of which only two, St Margaret Lothbury and All Hallows-on-the-Wall now survive: St Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange was demolished in 1840, St Benet Fink in 1844, St Martin Outwich in 1874 and St Peter le Poer in 1907.
The ward’s northern boundary along London Wall and Blomfield Street borders Coleman Street ward, before curving to the north-east along Liverpool Street, the division with Bishopsgate. From here, Old Broad Street runs south-west along the border with Cornhill where it joins Throgmorton Street, its southern boundary – to the south of which is the Bank of England in Walbrook ward. The western boundary follows a series of small courts and alleys adjacent to Moorgate and then runs up Copthall Avenue. A busy commercial area it also contains two livery halls of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters and Worshipful Company of Drapers. Like many of the City wards it has a social club for people who work in the area, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2006.
At the top of Old Broad Street, adjacent to Liverpool Street station, was Broad Street station which closed in 1986 – the only major terminus station in London to have permanently closed.

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Weight 0.0121 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 32.5 cm