The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
This ward takes its name from the principal street therein, called , which was
for it appeareth by records that in the yeare , which was the of Edward the , the bakers of London were bounden to sell no bread in their shops or houses, but only in the market. This ward is divided into precincts, and is under
|the government of an alderman; sending inhabitants to the common council. Before the great fire in , there were churches in this ward, viz.: Allhallows, St. Mildred, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Margaret Moses; the were the only ones rebuilt.