The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
The new buildings in the parish of in the fields continuing to increase in the early part of the last century, so much that the inhabitants were much inconvenienced, the commissioners for building new churches within the bills of mortality caused to be erected in the north-west part of this extensive parish.
This parish is bounded on the north by Paddington and St. Mary-le-bone; on the east by St. James, in the fields, St. Margaret, and St. John; on the south by the river Thames; and on the west by and Kensington parishes.
Its particular bounds are as follows: commencing at the sewer on the west side of Vauxhall-bridge, it traverses in a northerly direction to , on the west side of Elliot's brewery and Stafford-place, before the east front of the new palace, through the gardens, in a westerly direction to ; thence to Hyde-park-corner, along , to the Queen's-walk; through Park-place, up , along , to , through which it pursues its course to Burlington-gardens; thence up , on the south side of , to ; thence to , which it traverses in a westerly direction, to Tyburn-turnpike, and on to Bayswater; thence in a southerly direction, along the middle of the , across , on the east side of , by the sewer to the river Thames, on the east side of .