Dowgate Hill, EC4R

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Dowgate Hill, EC4R

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Road · City of London · EC4R ·
MARCH
11
2018
Dowgate Hill is a continuation of Walbrook along the west side of Cannon Street Station, leading to Dowgate Dock.

In records from 1150 and 1312 the name appears as Douegate. Also named Downgate by Stow “from its steep descent to the River.”

The supposed antiquity of Dowgate as the Dwr-gate or water gate to Watling Street of the Britons (Welsh Dwr = water gate) is somewhat doubtful as there is no evidence that this place existed previous to the Roman occupation.

In Wren’s Parentalia it is stated that the Romans had a gate in the wall next the Thames and this gate was called Dew-gate or anciently Dour-gate which signified the water gate into the City. The Walbrook joined the Thames at this Dock. Here was the water gate where the ferry from Surrey landed the travellers for the City.

Dowgate was the old port of the Normans and was utilized by the citizens of Rouen. Earlier anchorage for ships belonging to the merchants of the Hansa Steel Yard. In Dowgate Hill are three City Company’s Halls.


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NEARBY STREETS
Abchurch Lane, EC4N Abchurch Lane was first mentioned as Abbechurche Lane in 1291.
Abchurch Yard, EC4N First mentioned in 1732, Abchurch Yard was built on the St Mary Abchurch churchyard.
Aldermanbury Square, EC2V At the centre of Saxon London, the aldermen (elder statesmen of City wards) met in a ’bury’ (house) in a time before the Guildhall was built.
Aldermanbury, EC2V Aldermanbury is the Saxon name for ’Eldermen’ (elder statesmen) and ’bury’ (house).
Allhallows Lane, EC4R Allhallows Lane is named after the churches of All-Hallows-the-Great and Less.
Anchor Terrace, SE1 The streetscape of Anchor Terrace largely involves small late 18th century residential properties
Angel Court, EC2R Angel Court is named after a long demolished inn of this name.
Arthur Street, EC4R Arthur Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Austin Friars, EC2N Austin Friars was an Augustinian friary from its foundation in the 1260s, until its dissolution in 1538.
Ball Court, EC3V Ball Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bank End, SE1 Bank End is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bankside way, SE19 Bankside way is a road in the SE19 postcode area
Bankside, SE1 Bankside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bartholomew Lane, EC2N Bartholomew Lane runs between the junction of Lothbury and Throgmorton Street in the north to Threadneedle Street in the south.
Basing Lane, EC4M Basing Lane ran west from Bow Lane to Bread Street.
Basinghall Avenue, EC2R Basinghall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Basinghall Avenue, EC2V Basinghall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Basinghall Street, EC2V Basinghall Street joins Gresham Street to the south.
Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2V Bassishaw Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Bear Gardens, SE1 Bear Gardens is the site of a medieval pleasure ground.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bell Inn Yard, EC3V Bell Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bell Wharf Lane, EC4R Bell Wharf Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Bells Alley, SW6 Bells Alley is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Benbow House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bengal Court, EC3V Bengal Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Birchin Lane, EC3V Birchin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Borough Market, SE1 Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bow Churchyard, EC4M Bow Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Bow Lane, EC4M Bow Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Bread Street, EC4M Bread Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Brewers Hall Garden, EC2V Brewers Hall Garden is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Brewers Hall Gardens, EC2V Brewers Hall Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Broken Wharf, EC4V Broken Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Bucklersbury House Walbrook, EC4N Bucklersbury House Walbrook is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Bucklersbury, EC4N Bucklersbury is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Budge Row, EC4N Budge Row lies off the north side of Cannon Street, about 80 yards west of the main line station.
Bush Lane, EC4R Bush Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Cannon Bridge, EC4R Cannon Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Cannon Street, EC4M This is a street in the EC4M postcode area
Cannon Street, EC4N Cannon Street runs nearly parallel with the River Thames, about 250 metres north of it, in the south of the City of London.
Cannon Street, EC4R Cannon Street follows the route of a riverside path that ran along the Thames.
Capel Court, EC2R On the east side of the Bank of England turn into Bartholomew Lane. Capel Court is off to the east.
Carey Lane, EC2V Carey Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Castle Court, EC3V Castle Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Change Alley, EC3V Change Alley is a thoroughfare between Lombard Street and Cornhill in London’s financial district.
Chartered Accountants Hall, EC2R Chartered Accountants Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Cheapside, EC2V Cheapside is a street in the City of London, the historic and modern financial centre of London.
Cheapside, N22 Cheapside is one of the streets of London in the N22 postal area.
Clements Lane, EC4N Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Clink Street, SE1 Clink Street is best known as the historic location of the Clink Prison.
Clink Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cloak Lane, EC4R Cloak Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Coleman Street, EC2R Coleman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Coleman Street, EC2V Coleman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
College Hill, EC4R College Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
College Street, EC4R College Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Copthall Avenue, EC2N Copthall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Copthall Avenue, EC2R Copthall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Cornhill, EC3V Cornhill is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Cousin Lane, EC4R Cousin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Crown Court, EC2V Crown Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Duke St Hill, SE1 Duke St Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Duke Street Hill, SE1 Duke Street Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Building 1, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Emerson Street, SE1 Emerson Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Exchange Steps, EC3V Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Finch Lane, EC3V Finch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Fish St Hill, EC3R Fish St Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Fish Street Hill, EC3R Fish Street Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Foster Lane, EC2V Foster Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Founders Court, EC2R Founders Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Fredericks Place, EC2R Fredericks Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Friday Street, EC4M Friday Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Friday Street, EC4V Friday Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Garlick Hill, EC4V Garlick Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Yard, EC3V George Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Goldsmith Street, EC2V Goldsmith Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Gracechurch Street, EC3V Gracechurch Street is in the heart of Roman Londinium - it runs directly over the site of the basilica and forum.
Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4V Great St Thomas A postle is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Great St Thomas, EC4V Great St Thomas is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Great Swan Alley, EC2R Great Swan Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Great Winchester Street, EC2N Great Winchester Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Gresham Street, EC2V Gresham Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Grocers? Hall Court, EC2R Grocers? Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Guildhall Buildings, EC2V Guildhall Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Guildhall Yard, EC2V Guildhall Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Gutter Lane, EC2V Gutter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Hanseatic Walk, EC4R Hanseatic Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Hanseatic Walk, SE1 Hanseatic Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
High Timber Street, EC4V High Timber Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Honey Lane, EC2V Honey Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments 6a, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ironmonger Lane, EC2V Ironmonger Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Ironmongerrial Lane, EC2V Ironmongerrial Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
King Street, EC2V King Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
King William Street, EC4N King William Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
King William Street, EC4R King William Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
King’s Arms Yard, EC2R This is a street in the EC2R postcode area
Kings Arms Yard, EC2R Kings Arms Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Lambeth Hill, EC4V Lambeth Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Laurence Pountney Hill, EC4R Laurence Pountney Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Laurence Pountney Lane, EC4N Laurence Pountney Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Laurence Pountney Lane, EC4R Laurence Pountney Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Lawrence Lane, EC2V Lawrence Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Little Trinity Lane, EC4V Little Trinity Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Lombard Court, EC3V Lombard Court is a small street between Gracechurch Street and Clements Lane in the heart of London’s financial district.
Lombard Street, EC3V Lombard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
London Bridge Street, SE1 London Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge Walk, SE1 London Bridge Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge, EC4R London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
London Bridge, SE1 London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Wall, EC2M London Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Lothbury, EC2R Lothbury is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Love Lane, EC2V Love Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mansion House Place, EC4N Mansion House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Manson House Place, EC4N Manson House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Martin Lane, EC4R Martin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Masons Avenue, EC2V Masons Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Milk Street, EC2V Milk Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Mitre Court, EC2V Mitre Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
Montague Close, SW1P Montague Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Monument Street, EC3R Monument Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Moorgate Place, EC2R Moorgate Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Moorgate, EC2R Moorgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
New Change, EC4M New Change is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
New Globe Walk, SE1 New Globe Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newgate Street, EC2V Newgate Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC3V Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC4N Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Noble Street, EC2V Noble Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Oat Lane, EC2V Oat Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2R This is a street in the EC2R postcode area
Old Jewry, EC2R Old Jewry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Oystergate Walk, EC4R Oystergate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pancras Lane, EC4N Pancras Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Park Street, SE1 Park Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Paternoster Row, EC4M Paternoster Row is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Peabody Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Perkins Square, SE1 Perkins Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Plough Court, EC3V Plough Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Popes Head Alley, EC3V Popes Head Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Porter Street, SE1 Porter Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Poultry, EC2R Poultry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Priest?s Court, EC2V Priest?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Princes Street, EC2R Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Princes Street, EC3V Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Pudding Lane, EC3R Pudding Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Queen St Place, EC4R Queen St Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Queen Street, EC4N Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street at its southern end to Cheapside in the north.
Queen Street, EC4R Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street and Cheapside.
Queen Victoria Street, EC2R Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Queen Victoria Street, EC4N Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Queen Victoria Street, EC4V Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Queenhithe, EC4V Queenhithe is a small and ancient ward of the City of London, situated by the River Thames and a minor street.
Railway Approach, SE1 Railway Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Royal Court, EC3V Royal Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Avenue, EC3V Royal Exchange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Buildings, EC3V Royal Exchange Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Steps, EC3V Royal Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange, EC3V Royal Exchange is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Russia Row, EC2V Russia Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Shard Arcade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Soho Wharf, SE1 Soho Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge, EC4R This is a street in the EC4R postcode area
St Michaels Alley, EC3V St Michaels Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
St Michaels Rectory, EC3V St Michaels Rectory is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
St Swithin?s Lane, EC4N St Swithin?s Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
St Swithins Lane, EC4N St Swithins Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Stew Lane, EC4V Stew Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Stock Exchange Building, EC2N Stock Exchange Building is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Suffolk Lane, EC4R Suffolk Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Swan Lane, EC4R Swan Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Talbot Court, EC3V Talbot Court was next to the Talbot Inn until the Great Fire of London.
Telegraph Street, EC2R Telegraph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
The Courtyard, EC3V The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
The Terrace, SE1 The Terrace is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Threadneedle Street, EC2R Threadneedle Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Threadneedle Street, EC3V Threadneedle Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Three Cranes Wharf, EC4R Three Cranes Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 Three Crown Square Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Nun Court, EC2V Three Nun Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Throgmorton Avenue, EC2N Throgmorton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Throgmorton Street, EC2N Throgmorton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Tokenhouse Yard, EC2R Tokenhouse Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Upper Thames Street, EC4R Upper Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Walbrook, EC4N Walbrook is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Warnford Court, EC2N Warnford Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Watling Street, EC4M Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Watling Street, EC4N Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Well Court, EC4M Well Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Winchester Square, SE1 Winchester Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SE1 Winchester Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SW15 A street within the SE1 postcode
Winchester Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wood Street, EC2V Wood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.


City of London

The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.

As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.

It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.

The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.
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