The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
This is a small parish, extending from the eastward, to the Maze (in ), a few houses of which are included within it, as before mentioned; on the west it is bounded by the , and north and south by parish. Stow says, that anciently there were no inhabitants in this district but such as had a dependence on the religious foundation of St. Thomas. When king Edward granted that to the city of London, he, as supreme head of the church of England and Ireland, made this district parochial, appropriating the parish and church of St. Thomas to the mayor and commonalty of the city of London.
The bounds of this parish are as follows: commencing at the , it proceeds on the north side of to Joiners-street; thence behind the houses on the north side of the New-way to the Maze; thence to the Maze-pond by the south side of to the .
 Manning and Bray, vol. iii. p. 614.