The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
This ward derives its name from the principal street therein, which is known from the most early ages by the name of , because the corn market was kept there. It is divided into precincts, designated as the , , , and . This ward is bounded on the east by Bishopsgate ward; on the north by ward; on the west by Cheap ward; and, on the south, by Langbourn ward. It is under the government of an alderman and common council men. There are churches in this ward, St. Michael and St. Peter.