Aldersgate

Ward of Aldersgate
Ward of Aldersgate is located in Greater London
Ward of Aldersgate
Ward of Aldersgate
Ward of Aldersgate shown within Greater London
Population1,465 (2011 Census.Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ321817
Sui generis
Administrative areaGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtEC1, EC2
Dialling code020
PoliceCity of London
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
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51°31′01″N 0°05′49″W / 51°31′01″N 0°05′49″W / 51.517; -0.0969

Aldersgate is a Ward of the City of London, named after a gate in the ancient London Wall around the City. The gate also gave its name to Aldersgate Street, which runs north from the site of the former gate towards Clerkenwell.

Toponymy

The name Aldersgate is first recorded around 1000 in the form Ealdredesgate, i.e. "gate associated with a man named Ealdrād". The gate, constructed by the Romans in the 2nd or 3rd centuries when London Wall was constructed, probably acquired its name in the late Saxon period.[2]

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