Broad Street (ward)
|Ward of Broad Street|
Location within the City
Ward of Broad Street shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|Sui generis||City of London|
|Administrative area||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||City of London|
|UK Parliament||Cities of London and Westminster|
|London Assembly||City and East|
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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.
Broad Street 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 Freemen of the City of London are eligible to stand.
- Book 2, Ch. 12: Broad Street Ward, A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark (1773), pp. 566-76 accessed: 23 September 2007
- The Dutch Church at Austin Friars was originally a monastic foundation Churches of City of London, Reynolds,H (Bodley Head 1922)
- 1750 map of Broad Street & Cornhill Ward (London Ancestor) accessed: 23 September 2007
- Genealogical web-site
- Police overview
- Livery Carpenter’s Web-site
- Draper’s Information
- Ward Club
- Ward Newsletter