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No. 25 Bishopsgate Volunteer

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Bishopsgate Ward
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Description

Crace Collection of Maps of London > This plan was published in William Maitland’s ‘History of London from its Foundation to the Present Time’. The map’s title features in ornamental cartouche near top right, with the arms of dedicatee Matthew Blakiston, the ward’s Alderman, at top left. An illustrated view of St Ethelburga’s church is at bottom left, with Great St Hellen’s church at bottom right. The compass star and scale bar appear at bottom centre. From the Crace Maps of London Collection; © of the British Library Board

Bishopsgate (see map) was one of the eastern gates in London’s former defensive wall. The gate gave its name to the Bishopsgate Ward of the City of London. The ward is traditionally divided into Bishopsgate Within, inside the line wall, and Bishopsgate Without beyond it. Bishopsgate Without is described as part of London’s East End. The ancient boundaries of the City wards were reviewed in 1994 and 2013, so that the wards no longer correspond very closely to their historic extents. Bishopsgate Without gained a significant part of Shoreditch from the London Borough of Hackney, while nearly all of Bishopsgate Within was transferred to other wards.

Bishopsgate is also the name of part of the originally Roman Ermine Street (now the A10) within the traditional extent of the Ward.

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Weight 0.0121 kg
Dimensions 25.25 × 32.5 cm