The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
This parish is of considerable extent, and its boundary is as follows: commencing on the north side of , thence by the end of Wycomb-place, and , across the , on the east side of the to St. Thomas-a- Watering, across the road to the west side of the , thence in a northerly direction across Townsend and Salisbury streets, and the by the north side of Portland-place to , up which it traverses to , thence by and to the Fishmongers' alms-houses, by the north side of , between St. George's-mall and
|Mead's-row; on the west side of , Baron's-buildings and , across on the north side of and , up the , and across Redcross-street to the Borough.|
In , the amount of the tax was In , there were houses; in , ; in , ; and in , , besides building. The great increase in the number of houses arose from this circumstance: Mr. Hedger, who had kept the Dog and Duck, and had acquired money, took a lease from the city of London for years, of a large tract of their land in fields, much of which was in this parish. By his lease he was restrained from building on the ground under a penalty; but he immediately paid the penalty, and began setting up a multitude of wretched houses, many of which hardly stood to the end of the term. His lease being expired, the city immediately set about removing these heaps of rubbish, and have let their land to respectable persons, who have erected some very handsome streets.
 From the parish books.