Stows Survey of London was printed in 1598 and 1603. The huge growth of the metropolis, the devastation wrought by the Great Fire of 1666 and the subsequent rebuilding of the City made an updating of the Survey highly desirable.
John Strype (1643-1737), the ecclesiastical historian and biographer, published a new, hugely expanded version of Stow’s Survey of London in 1720, in two volumes.
An electronic, and online version of Stows Survey (1720), is now available at the Sheffield University.
The following links are to just the keys and references to the maps of the City Wards and London parishes. I have a particular interest in just the Inns which existed at these times, but the detail in the keys are very limited and not well cross-referenced. I now cross reference using the Morgans Map of London in 1682, this guide, Maitlands survey of 1752 and other early maps.
I am sure errors will creep into this, but here goes.
Portsoken Ward, includes Whitechapel, Minories and Houndsditch.
Tower street Ward, includes Billingsgate, St Dunstans, Allhallows Barking, Thames street and Tower street.
Aldgate Ward, includes Crutchedfriars, Fenchurch street and Leadenhall street; to Aldgate.
Lime Street Ward, includes Fenchurch street, Lime street and Leadenhall street; up to London Wall.
Bishopsgate Ward, includes Bishopsgate street within and without.
Broad Street Ward, includes Cornhill, Threadneedle street and Broad street; up to London Wall.
Langborne Ward, includes Fish street hill, Gracechurch street, Canon street and Eastcheap.
Billingsgate Ward and Bridge Within Ward, includes London Bridge, Fish street hill, Gracechurch street, Thames street etc.
Walbrook Ward and Dowgate Ward, includes Thames street, Cannon street, and Walbrook.
Queenhithe Ward and Vintry Ward, includes Queenhithe, Thames street, St Thomas Apostle,
Bread Street Ward and Cordwainer Street Ward, includes Friday street, Bread street, Bow lane, Watling street etc.
Cheap Ward, includes Cheapside , Poultry, and Guildhall.
Coleman Street Ward and Bassishaw Ward, includes Coleman street and Lothbury; up to London Wall.
Cripplegate Ward, includes London Wall near St Giles Cripplegate.
Aldersgate Ward and the liberty of St Martin le Grand, includes Goswell street and Aldersgate street.
Farringdon Within Ward and Castle Baynard Ward., includes St Pauls Cathedral, Paternoster, Newgate street etc.
Farringdon Without Ward., includes Holborn, Fleet street and Smithfield etc.
The parish of St Andrew Holborn, includes High Holborn, Holborn hill etc.
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