No. 73 Candlewick Ward Association
SUPPORT ARMS (1st Flugal Motion) (see original 1799 description below)
1720: Blome’s Map of Candlewick Street Ward and Langbourn Ward. Image courtesy of British Library Crace Collection. © British Library Board; Maps Crace Port. 8.29 (annotations added)Candlewick is a small ward, one of the 25 ancient wards in the City of London. (See map – click on it to expand).
Its northern boundary runs along Lombard Street – to the north is the ward of Langbourn. Gracechurch Street forms Candlewick’s eastern boundary with Bridge ward, down to the Monument to the Great Fire of London, erected to commemorate the place where the Great Fire abated. Its southern boundary curves along Arthur Street, incorporating traffic from London Bridge to its western edge along Laurence Pountney Lane, Sherbourne Lane and Abchurch Lane in Walbrook ward.
There are two churches within Candlewick, St. Mary Abchurch on Abchurch Lane and St. Clement Eastcheap on Clement’s Lane, while a third, St. Michael, Crooked Lane, was demolished in 1831 to make way for the new London Bridge. There are several large stores and pubs and a hotel located in the ward. As with many City wards it has its own social club and newsletter. Monument tube station is located in the south-eastern corner of the ward.
Original Description of the unit from 1798:
CANDLEWICK WARD ASSOCIATION.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM RAYER.
This Association was formed the 14th of June 1798, to preserve Tranquillity, and protect the Chief Magistrate of the City of London. It consists of one Company, united with Cornhill, Vintry, Walbrook, Dowgate, Bread-street, Cripplegate Within, and Cheap, making in the whole eight Corps, under the general title of
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE DIVISION or LONDON VOLUNTEERS.
This Corps has not received Colours; and their number, 57: they have a Committee, military and parochial. No settled Place of Arms.
OFFICERS, NAMES: Captain, William Rayer. Lieutenant, —–.
Helmets; on a Label, PRO REGE ET PATRIA.
Ornament on ditto, Garter and Crown; G. R. in cypher.
Breastplate, oval; C. W. A. in cypher, and Crown above.
Cartouch Box; a Star.
Buttons; a Crown; C. W. A. in cypher.
Whole Gaiters, in full Dress; Half, undress.
|Dimensions||25.5 × 32.5 cm|
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