The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
Thomas Falconer, mayor, about the year , the of Henry V. caused the wall of the city to be broken near , and there built a postern, called , upon the moor side, where no gate had been before. This was made for the convenience of the citizens to pass that way on causeways; for this place was, at that time, a marsh. This postern was re-edified by William Hampton, fishmonger, mayor, in the year , the of Henry VII. Roger Achely, mayor, caused dikes and bridges to be made, and the ground to be levelled, and made more commodious for passage.
This gate being very old, was, in the year , pulled down, and a new of stone was erected, having a lofty arch, the city intending to have had a haymarket in Little , but that design did not take effect. However, the gate was built with posterns on each side of the arch for foot passengers, being a great
|thoroughfare. The rooms, as in the other gates, belonged to of the city officers.|
Mr. Maitland says,
About the year , the city wall between Bishopsgate and , was broken down, over against , and a postern gate made there for foot passengers.
Also in the year , another place in the wall was broken down, against the north end of , and a postern made with double gates, for a passage into .
And soon after, another was made, near the north end of , leading also into .