The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
This ward derives its appellation from the haven called Belingsgate. It is bounded on the south by the river Thames, on the east by ward, on the north by Langbourn ward, and on the west by the ward of Bridge within. It is divided into the precincts of , St. Mary-at-hill, Smart's Quay, Lovelane, the precincts of St. Botolph's, ; the precincts of St. Andrew Hubbard, and those of St. George, ; , and ; in all, . It is under the government of an alderman and common-councilmen. Before the great fire there were churches in this ward, viz. St. George, ; St. Margaret Pattens, : St. Mary-at-hill; St. Andrew Hubbard, Little ; and St. Botolph, ; these are reduced to -St. George, St. Margaret, and St. Mary.