Containing a particular Inspection into the Twelve Wards on the West of
WARDS on the West Side of WALBROOKE. And first
of VINTRIE-Ward. Burdeaux Merchants.
The Vintners great Merchants.
St. Michael Paternoster in the Royal.
The Tower Royal.
St. Thomas Apostles.
St. Martins in the Vintrie.
St. James Garlick Hith.
Richard Lions, beheaded by Wat Tyler, his
The present State of this Ward.
QUEEN HITH Ward and VINTRY Ward
NOW I am to speak of the other Wards, 12 in number, all
lying on the West side of the course of Walbrooke. And first of the Vintry
Ward, so called
of Vintners; and of the Vintrie, a part of the bank of the River of Thames,
Merchants of Burdeaux, craned their Wines out of Lighters, and other Vessels,
landed and made sale of them, within forty days after, until the twenty eighth
the first. At which time the said Merchants complained, that they could not
Wines, paying Poundage, neither hire Houses or Cellars to lay them in: and it
redressed by Vertue of the King's Writ, directed to the Maior and Sheriffs of
dated at Carlaveroke or Carlile. Since the which time, many fair and large
Vaults and Cellars for stowage of Wines, and lodging of Wines, and lodging of
Merchants) have been builded, in place where beforetime were Cooks houses. For
Fitzstephen, in the reign of Henry the second, writeth, that upon the River
the Wine in Ships, and
the Wine to be sold in Taverns, was a common Cookery or Cook's Row, &c, as
place I have set down. Whereby it appears, that in those days, (and till of
late time) every
Man lived by his own professed Trade, not any one interrupting another. The
dressed Meat, and sold no Wine; and the Taverner sold Wine, and dressed no Meat
Why so called.
Merchants of Burdeaux.
Every man lived by his several professed trade.
This Ward beginneth in the East, at the West end of Downegate Ward, as the
of Walbrooke parteth them, to wit, at Granthams lane, on the Thames side, and at
lane, on the Land side: it runneth along in Thames street, West, some three
the Old Swan, a Brewhouse on the Thames side, and the Land side, some three
West, beyond St. James at Garlickhithe.
In breadth, this Ward stretcheth from the Vintrie North, to the wall of the West
gate of the
Tower-Royal: the other North part is of Cordwainer street Ward.
Out of this Royal street by the South gate of Tower-Royal, runneth a small
street, East to
St. Johns upon Walbrooke, which street is called Horshoe-bridge, of such a