infobox UK place
official_name= Ward of Vintry
map_type= Greater London
country= England
region= London
london_borough= City of London
latitude= 51.511
longitude= -0.089
os_grid_reference= TQ319812
post_town= LONDON
postcode_area= EC
postcode_district= EC4
dial_code= 020
constituency_westminster = Cities of London and Westminster

Vintry is a ward of the City of London, the ward lies within the boundary formed by Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Queenhithe (named for the former "Queens Hythe", or dock) and Cousin Lane [The City of London-a history Borer,M.I.C. : New York,D.McKay Co, 1978 ISBN 0094618801] .The ward houses the Vintners Hall, a Livery Company, is situated by Southwark Bridge, and the Wren church of St James Garlickhythe is near to Mansion House tube station. In mediaeval times, French wine and garlic were landed at the nearby "Garlickhythe", this lead to the church being part of the pilgrimage route to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela [A survey of London Stow,J A (W.Thoms,Ed): London, A Whittaker & Co,1842- rev of 1598 book] .


Vintry is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an Alderman, to the Court of Aldermen 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.

External links

* [ Vintry Ward newsletter]

* [ Vintry Ward Constable Profile]

* [ St James Parish News]

* [ Joint Ward Club with Dowgate]

* [ Map of Early Modern London: Vintry Ward] - Historical Map and Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's London (Scholarly)


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