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CASTLE BAYNARD is one of the 25 wards of the City of London
City of London
, the historic and financial centre of London
London
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Features * 2 History * 3 Politics * 4 References * 5 External links

FEATURES

The ward covers an irregular shaped area, sometimes likened to a tuning fork, bounded on the east by the wards of Queenhithe and Bread Street ; the ward of Farringdon Without
Farringdon Without
to the north and west; the ward of Farringdon Within to the north; and by the River Thames
River Thames
to the south.

Major landmarks within the ward include Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
(the full span of which falls within the City and this ward), naval establishment HMS President , and St Paul\'s Cathedral . In addition, the area includes the churches of St Bride\'s , which Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman described as "magnificent, even by the exalted standards of Sir Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren
", and St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe
St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe
. In former times the ward also included the Church of St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street which burned down in 1886 and was not rebuilt and its own charitable foundation, Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
Ward School. The Mermaid Theatre , on the site of Curriers\' Alley
Alley
and Puddle Dock
Puddle Dock
, nowadays lie within the ward's catchment area. The north-bank entrance of Blackfriars station , the only London
London
station to span the Thames, also lies within Castle Baynard.

Boundary changes in 2003 expanded the ward considerably into the traditional area of the two Farringdon wards, though a small amount of territory was lost to Queenhithe ward. Today, Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
is busy and an exceptionally concentrated area of commercial and tourist activity, but still retains its own distinct identity.

HISTORY

Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
derives its name from Baynard\'s Castle , which existed there from the Norman Conquest
Norman Conquest
until it burnt down during the Great Fire of London
London
in 1666. It was anciently spelled as one word — Castlebaynard — but this is regarded today as incorrect.

POLITICS

Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
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
City of London
Corporation . Only electors who are Freemen of the City of London
London
are eligible to stand.

REFERENCES

* ^ Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
ward boundaries * ^ Sovereign City of London
City of London
Churches, Betjeman,J. : Pitkin, Andover, 1967 (rpnt 1992) ISBN 0-85372-565-9 * ^ Vanished churches of the City of London
City of London
Huelin, G.: London, Guildhall Library Publishing 1996 ISBN 0-900422-42-4 * ^ Guildhall library records * ^ Worshipful Company of Curriers * ^ City Police Overview * ^ Ward newsletter * ^ Book 2, Ch. 14- Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
Ward, in A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark: Noorthouck, J. : London, R. Baldwin ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

* t * e

City of London
City of London

* City of London
City of London
Corporation

* Parks and open spaces

WARDS

* Aldersgate * Aldgate
Aldgate
* Bassishaw
Bassishaw
* Billingsgate
Billingsgate
* Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
* Bread Street * Bridge * Broad Street * Candlewick
Candlewick
* Castle Baynard * Cheap * Coleman Street
Coleman Street
* Cordwainer * Cornhill * Cripplegate * Dowgate * Farringdon Within * Farringdon Without
Farringdon Without
* Langbourn
Langbourn
* Lime Street * Portsoken * Queenhithe * Tower * Vintry * Walbrook
Walbrook

ENCLAVES

* Inner Temple
Inner Temple
* Middle Temple
Middle Temple

LOCALITIES

* Barbican * Bishops Square * Blackfriars * Broadgate
Broadgate
* Farringdon * Minories * Smithfield * Temple

ATTRACTIONS

* 20 Fenchurch Street
20 Fenchurch Street
* Bank of England
England
Museum * Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre
* Clockmakers\' Museum * College of Arms
College of Arms
* Dr Johnson\'s House * Finsbury Circus
Finsbury Circus
* Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Art Gallery
* Leadenhall Market * London
London
Mithraeum * London
London
Stone * Mansion House * The Monument * Museum of London
London
* One New Change * Prince Henry\'s Room * Royal Exchange * St Paul\'s Cathedral * Smithfield Market
Smithfield Market

Notable structures

* 2 Hare Court * 2 King\'s Bench Walk * 30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe
* Aldgate
Aldgate
Pump * Bank of England
England
* Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue
* Golden Boy of Pye Corner * Guildhall * Heron Tower
Heron Tower
* Holborn Circus
Holborn Circus
* Lloyd\'s building * London
London
Stock Exchange * Merchant Taylors\' Hall * National Firefighters Memorial * Old Bailey
Old Bailey
* Old Billingsgate
Billingsgate
Market * Tower 42
Tower 42

CIVIL PARISHES

* List of civil parishes in the City of London
City of London

BRIDGES

* Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
* Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Blackfriars Railway Bridge
* Cannon Street Railway Bridge
Cannon Street Railway Bridge
* Holborn Viaduct * London
London
Bridge * Millennium Footbridge * Southwark Bridge

Rail and tube stations

* Aldgate
Aldgate
* Bank–Monument * Barbican * Blackfriars * Cannon Street * City Thameslink * Fenchurch Street * Liverpool Street * Mansion House * Moorgate * St. Paul\'s * Tower Gateway

TOPICS

* Coat of arms * Flag * History

* Listed buildings

* at Grade I * at Grade II*

* Livery companies * Lord Lieutenants * Lord Mayors * Lord Mayor\'s Show * Public art and memorials * Sheriffs * Street names

* CATEGORY * COMMONS

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