The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
It was erected in by Peter Maurice, constructor of the water-works at London-bridge. This ingenious person made an artificial forcer, to convey the Thames water over the steeple of the church of St. Magnus, and thence into several houses in , New Fish-street, and , up to , by the north-west corner of Leadenhall, then the highest ground in the city. Here the water from the main pipe, rushing into a standard, rushed out again through spouts, viz. running each way at every tide. This not only supplied the inhabitants in a plentiful manner, but in some degree inundated the streets towards Bishopsgate, , , and the Stocks market. This rude contrivance, which Stow calls
did not continue till his time. A view of this standard and the old church of St. Peter is introduced in the plan of Outwich parish.
 Vide ante p. 259.