The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
This ward derives its appellation from the principal street therein, which, probably, was so called from Coleman, either the builder or a principal owner or inhabitant. It is bounded on the east by Bishopsgate, and Cheap wards; on the north by Cripplegate and Bishopsgate wards; on the south by Cheap ward; and, on the west, by Bassishaw ward. It is divided into the precincts of St. Margaret, : St. Olave, Jewry; and the of St. Stephen, . It returns inhabitants to the court of common council, and is under the government of an alderman. In this ward are churches, viz. St. Margaret, ; St. Olave, ; St. Stephen, .