Walbrook

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Ward of Walbrook
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Ward of Walbrook is located in Greater London
Ward of Walbrook
Ward of Walbrook
Location within Greater London
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51°30′45″N 0°05′24″W / 51.51240°N 0.09°W / 51.51240; -0.09Coordinates: 51°30′45″N 0°05′24″W / 51.51240°N 0.09°W / 51.51240; -0.09

Walbrook is a City ward and a minor street in its vicinity. The ward is named after a river of the same name.

The ward of Walbrook contains two of the City's most notable landmarks: the Bank of England and the Mansion House. The street runs between Cannon Street and Bank junction, though vehicular traffic can only access it via Bucklersbury, a nearby side-road off Queen Victoria Street.

City ward[edit]

Location within the City

A street called Walbrook which runs along the lower part of the brook's course. There is also a clearly visible valley, which can be seen most clearly at the junction of Walbrook and Cannon Street.[1] On the street is a church called St Stephen Walbrook, which originally stood on the west bank of the stream, but was rebuilt around 1439 on the east side. In 1666 the church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London and Sir Christopher Wren built a new church there in 1672 to replace it, which still stands. The historic London Stone is situated on Cannon Street within the ward of Walbrook. The Bank of England and Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor, are both situated in Walbrook ward. Within the ward is also The Walbrook Club, a private dining club founded in 2000. It was designed[clarification needed] by the late Mark Birley of Annabel's and is set in a Queen Anne-style townhouse.[2]

Walbrook is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an Alderman and Commoners (the City equivalent of a Councillor) to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation. Only electors who are Freemen of the City of London are eligible to stand.

Politics[edit]

The ward is represented in the City of London Corporation by John Garbutt Alderman and the Common Councilmen James Thomson (Deputy) and Peter Bennett.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grid reference Finder measurement tools
  2. ^ Rankine, Kate (13 September 2003). "Business profile: Chairman with a passion for needlework". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Elected Members - Walbrook Ward". Walbrook Ward. Walbrook Ward. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

London The Biography by Peter Ackroyd page 33

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