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Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
is one of the 25 wards of the City of London, the historic and financial centre of London.


1 Features 2 History 3 Politics 4 References 5 External links

Features[edit] The ward covers an irregular shaped area, sometimes likened to a tuning fork,[1] 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
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",[2] and 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[3] and its own charitable foundation, Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
Ward School.[4] The Mermaid Theatre, on the site of Curriers' Alley[5] and Puddle Dock, nowadays lie within the ward's catchment area. The north-bank entrance of Blackfriars station, the only 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,[6] but still retains its own distinct identity.[7] History[edit] Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
derives its name from Baynard's Castle,[8] which existed there from the Norman Conquest
Norman Conquest
until it burnt down during the Great Fire of London
in 1666.[9] It was anciently spelled as one word — Castlebaynard — but this is regarded today as incorrect. Politics[edit] Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an Alderman to the Court of Aldermen
Court of Aldermen
and Commoners (the City equivalent of a Councillor) to the Court of Common Council
Court of Common Council
of the City of London
Corporation. Only electors who are Freemen of the City of London
are eligible to stand. Currently[update] Ian Luder is the Alderman representing the ward, and Christopher Boden, Emma Edhem, Michael Hudson, Angus Knowles-Cutler, Catherine McGuinness, Graham Packham, Henrika Priest and Jeremy Simons are the Common Councilmen.[10] References[edit]

^ 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 & Co 1773 ^ A Dictionary of London, Harben, H.A: Herbert Jenkins,London,1922 ^ "Notice of Persons Elected 23 March 2017" (PDF). City of London Corporation. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
Ward Club Alderman Luder CBE www.college-of-arms.gov.uk www.curriers.co.uk Rev Canon Dr Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's www.castle-baynard.org.uk Map of Early Modern London: Castle Baynard
Castle Baynard
Ward – Historical Map and Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's London

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