Lime Street Ward
Source: British History Online transcription of the Kingsford edition of Stow’s 1603 edition of A Survey of London. Available on BHO courtesy of the Centre for Metropolitan History.
( * ) The next is Limestreete warde, and taketh the name of Limestreete, of making or selling of Lime there (as is supposed). The East side of this Limestreete, from the North corner thereof to the midst, is of Aldgate warde, as is aforesaid: the west side, for the most part from the said north corner, southward, is of this Limestreete ward: the southend on both sides is of Langborne ward: the bodie of this Limestreete ward ( * ) is of the high streete called Cornehill streete, which stretcheth from Limestreete on the southside, to the west corner of Leaden hall: and on the north side from the southwest corner of Saint Marie streete, to another corner ouer against Leadenhall. Now for saint Mary street, the west side therof is of this Limestreete warde, and also the streete [Camomile Street  ] which runneth by the north ende of this saint Marie streete, on both sides, from thence west to an house called the Wrestlers, a signe so called, almost to Bishops gate. And these are the bounds of this small ward.
- Stow, John. A suruay of London· Conteyning the originall, antiquity, increase, moderne estate, and description of that city, written in the yeare 1598. by Iohn Stow citizen of London. Since by the same author increased, with diuers rare notes of antiquity, and published in the yeare, 1603. Also an apologie (or defence) against the opinion of some men, concerning that citie, the greatnesse thereof. VVith an appendix, contayning in Latine Libellum de situ & nobilitate Londini: written by William Fitzstephen, in the raigne of Henry the second. London: John Windet, 1603. STC 23343. Print. University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus) copy rpt. Early English Books Online. Web.
- Stow, John. A Survey of London. Reprinted from the Text of 1603. Ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1908. Print. [Also available as a reprint from Elibron Classics (2001). Articles written before 2011 cite from the print edition by volume and page number.]
- See Blome’s map of 1754. Link: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/crace/a/zoomify88559.html.
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