CHEAPE WARD. The Bounds of it:
St. Sythes, or Benet Shrog.
St. Pancrace Sopar Lane.
St. Mildreds Parish.
The Parsonage House there.
The Grocers Hall;
the Bank of England kept here;
St. Mary Colechurch;
Thomas Becket, here born and christned.
The Standard in Cheap;
Great Cross in Cheap;
St. Thomas of Acars;
the Mercers Company;
St. Martins Pomery;
St. Alhallows Hony Lane;
the Chapel hard by
St. Laurence Jury;
Two Fraternities here.
The present State of this Ward.
A.M. The Publisher of STOW's Third and Fourth Edition, hath taken greater
in this Ward, than elsewhere; namely to vary very much from his Author, to
Method, and in effect, in some Places to lay him aside. And therefore, to
restore STOW, I
have laid the Text here, in the beginning, in two Columns, STOW's Text in one,
said Publisher's in the other. In other Places I have restor'd him to his
inserted what was omitted.
"NEXT adjoyning is Chepe Ward, and taketh Name of the
Market there kept, called West-Cheping. This Ward also beginneth on the East,
Course of Walbrooke, in Buckles bury, and runneth up on both sides to the great
in Chepe. Also on the South side of Buckles bury, a Lane turning up by S.
and by St. Pancrace's Church, thro' Needlers Lane, on the North side thereof.
through a piece of Sopars lane, on both sides up to Chepe, be all of Chepe Ward.
The Bounds thereof.
Then to begin again in the East, upon the said Course of Walbrooke, is St.
Church in the Poultrie, on the North side; and over against the said
Church-gate, on the
South, to pass up at that high Street called the Poultry, to the great Conduit
in Chepe. And
then Chepe itself, which beginneth by the East end of the said Conduit, and
stretcheth up to
the North East corner of Bow-lane, on the South side, and to the Standard on the
side. And thus far to the West is of Chepe Ward.
On the South side of this High street is no Lane turning South out of this Ward,
some small portion of Sopars lane, whereof I have before written. But on the
of this High street is Conyhope lane: about one quarter of Old Jury lane, on the
and on the East side, almost as much as to the sign of the Angel. Then is
lane, all wholly on both sides; and from the North end thereof, through
to the North end of St. Lawrence lane; and some four Houses West, beyond the
that side. And over against Ironmongers lane end, on the North side of
Cattonstreet, up by
the Guildhall and St. Lawrence Church in the Jury, is altogether of Chepe Ward.
St. Lawrence Lane.
Then again in Chepe, more toward the West, is St. Lawrence lane before named;
all wholly of this Ward. And last of all is Hony lane, and so up to the
Standard on that
North side of Chepe: And so stand the Bounds of Chepe Ward.
NEXT adjoyning is Cheap Ward, taking name of the Market
there kept, called West Cheaping; which Ward, as a River that hath three Heads,
running along to the uttermost of his bounds, issueth out on the sides into
little Streams; So
this Ward, beginning on the Course of Walbrooke, and is not the meanest of the
for no other cause, yet because it is nearest to the heart of the City) hath his
the East from three places: The High street of the Poultry, the lower end of
and the neather part of the Venel or Entry into Scalding Ally; and so running
along, as far
as unto the North-east corner of Bow lane on the South side, and from thence
lane on the East side, until ye come to the channel over-against the Cellar Door
Church. And then, on the North side of Cheape, up to the Standard, stretching
divers Lanes and Pieces on the Rght hand, and on the Left hand,
as it cometh
First, for the high Street of the Poultry (which is the main body of this Ward)
on the South
side thereof, toward the East: This Ward beginneth at the corner House, now in
of one Robert Knight, in the way going down to St. Mary Woolchurch, antiently
by the sign of the Lion. The outmost part of which House, and of this Ward
House being divided) is at the Cross channel over-against, or very near the
great West door
of Woolchurch; and so it goeth along on the South side of the Poultry to the
and so into Bow lane, as is aforesaid.
Secondly, for Buckles bury, this Ward beginneth there, toward the lower end. On
North side, at a Channel near to the end of the House, bearing the sign of the
toward the East, now in the tenure of one John Hodges. On the South side, it
the East end of the great new frame of Building, over-against the said
Christopher; which is
the Tenement on the East side, next to the black Bull; and so it goeth into all
And then Westward, it goeth on both sides the way, viz. on the North side to the
Conduit, and so to Bow lane, as is afore-
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