Broad Street Chambers - Brodegate, St. Margaret, Fish St. Hill

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Broad Street Chambers

At 37 Old Broad Street, opposite Winchester Street, by the Excise Office (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Site now occupied by Palmerston Buildings, and formerly Gresham College.

Broad Street Mews

West out of New Broad Street at its junction with Broad Street Buildings. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-O.S.1880).

The site seems now to be occupied by Broad Street Avenue (q.v.).

Broad Street Place

West out of Blomfield Street (P.O. Directory), forming part of East Street.

First mention : Lockie, 1816.

Former name : "Broad Street Buildings" (Rocque, 1746).

Broad Street Station

On the north side of Liverpool Street, North London Railway Terminus (P.O. Directory). On the western boundary of Bishopsgate Ward Without.

It occupies the site of numerous streets and alleys as : Petty France ; Bethlem Burying Ground ; Baker's Court, Half Moon Street ; Foster Street ; Merrett's Buildings ; Rose and Crown Court ; Rose and Crown Alley ; Bullocks Court, etc.

Broad Street Ward

One of the twenty-six wards of the City, bounded north and east by Bishopsgate Ward, north and west by Coleman Street and Cheap Wards, and south by Walbrook and Cornhill Wards.

Earliest mention : In list of Aldermen (1293), in which the Ward of Lotheberi "modo vocatur Bradestrate" presented as Alderman Thomas Stanes (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 12, and Cal. L. Bk. A. p. 189 note).

Former names : "Warda Haconis," c. 1125-30 (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul's Liber L.). "Ward of Lodingeberi" (Cal. L. Bk. A. p. 209), c. 1285. "Warda de Lotheberi," 1293 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 12). "Ward of William Bukerel," 1278 (Cal. L. Bk. B. p. 272). "Ward of Peter Aunger," 3 Ed. I. "Ward of Bradestrete and Lothbury," 1307-8 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 159).

Called "Bradstrete," 1293 (as above). "Bradestrete," 1298 (Cal. L. Bk. B. p. 87). " Brodestreete " (S. 176).

"Warda Haconis" may possibly refer to Coleman Street Ward.

Named after the Street of Broad Street which intersects the ward from north to south. Notable buildings, etc., in the ward at different times.-Parish Churches : All Hallows, London Wall ; Benet (St.) Fink (now removed) ; Peter (St.) le Poor; Bartholomew (St.) by the Exchange (now removed) ; Christopher (St.) le Stocks (now removed) ; Martin (St.) Outwich. Buildings : Carpenters Hall ; The Bank of England ; Royal Exchange (part) ; Merchant Taylor's Hall ; Draper's Hall (formerly a portion of the site of the Priory of Augustine Friars (q.v.).

Of these churches only All Hallows, London Wall, and St. Peter le Poor remain, and the nave of the Augustine Friars, now the Dutch church.

Broad Street Ward School

See Coleman Street Ward School.

Broad Walk

In the Tower precincts (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799). Also called "Northumberland Place" in P.C. Survey.

Not named in the maps.

Broad Way, Flying Horse Yard, Bishopsgate

See Foster Street.


South out of Pilgrim Street to Water Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Horwood, 1799.

Former names : "Black Fryers Lane" (Leake, 1666). "Black Fryers" (Strype, 1720-55). "Blackfriars" (Boyle, 1799).

In O. and M. 1677, and in Hatton, 1708, the street called "Black Fryers" extended from the City wall to the Thames at Black Friers stairs.


Mentioned in list of property c. 1125-30 in MS. of the D. and C. of St. Paul's, Liber L. ff. 47-5O. One of the wards of the City-possibly to be identified with Dowgate Ward (q.v.) in allusion to the Walbrook finding its outlet to the Thames in that ward.

Brodedore (Le)

A tenement so called in parish of St. Sepulchre without Newegate, the rent of which belonged to Master Godwyn de Huntingfeld, 1295-6 (Ct. H.W. I. 125).

Not further identified.


Tenement so called in parish of St. Laurence in the Old Jewry, 44 Ed. III. 1371 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1369-74, p. 295).

Not further identified.


Tenement called "Brodegate" in parish of St. Christopher in ward of Bradestrete, 46 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2128), belonging to fraternity of St. Mary's Wolchirchawe, extending southward to Walbrook, 1 Rich. II. 1378 (Cal. P.R. Rich. II. 1377-81, p. 243).

Probably on the site of the present Mansion House Street.

Brodegate (Billingsgate)

Tenement of Adam Pykeman, called "le Brodegate," seems to be in the parish of St. Botolph Billingsgate, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 579).

Not further identified.

Brodegate (Cripplegate)

Mentioned in the will of Edmund Harengeye, 1385-6, wherein certain tenements are described as in the street called Barbican in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgat and others also in Barbican in the parish of St. Giles without Crepulgate, together with the great gate called "le Brodegate" in the same street and parish (Ct. H.W. II. 252).

No later reference.

Many streets were at this time and later enclosed by gates, fastened at night.

Brodegate (le)

Tenement called "le Brodegate" with houses built thereon in parish of St. Michael on Cornhulle, 25 Ed. III. (1351) (Cal. L. Bk. F. p. 239).

Not further identified.

Brodegate (le)

St. Michael's Lane. Tenement of Matilda Sterre so called in St. Michael's lane in parish of St. Michael del Crokedelane, 1328 (Ct. H.W. I. 335).

Not further identified.

Brodegate, Bishopsgate

Tenements under the Brodegate in the parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, 3 Eliz. 1561 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 80, 105).

No later reference.

Brodegate, Ebbgate

A tenement in Thamysestrete at Ebbegate near the tenement called "la Brodegate," 1350-1 (Ct. H.W. I. 647).

Not further identified.

Brodegate, St. Margaret, Fish St. Hill

Shops in "Breggesteete," parish of St. Magnus and near "le Brodegate," 1340 (Ct. H.W. I. 439).

In 1383 "le brodegate" is described as in the parish of St. Margaret, Fish Street Hill (ib. II. 234).

Not further identified.