Broad Street Ward
The next is Brodeſtreete warde, which beginneth within Biſhopſgate, from the water conduit weſtward on both the ſides of the ſtreete, by Alhallowes church to an Iron grate on the channell which runeth into the water courſe of Walbrooke before ye come to the Poſterne called Mooregate: and this is the fartheſt weſt part of that ward. Then haue ye Brodeſtreete, whereof the ward taketh name, which ſtretcheth out of the former ſtreet, from the Eaſt corner of Alhallowes churchyard, ſomewhat South to the pariſh Church of ſaint Peter the Poore on both ſides, and then by the ſouthgate of the Auguſtine Friers weſt, downe Throkmorton ſtreete by the Drapers hall into Lothburie, to another grate of Iron ouer the channell there, whereby the water runneth into the courſe of Walbrooke, under the Eaſt end of ſaint Margarets Church, certaine poſts of timber are there ſet up: and this is alſo the fartheſt weſt part of this ward, in the ſaid ſtreet. Out of the which ſtreete runneth up Bartholomew lane ſouth to the north ſide of the Exchange, then more Eaſt out of the former ſtreet from ouer againſt the Friers Auguſtines church ſouth gate, runneth up another part of Brodeſtreete, ſouth to a Pumpe ouer againſt Saint Bennets church. Then haue ye one other ſtreete called Three needle ſtreete, beginning at the Well with two buckets, by ſaint Martins Otoſwich Church wall. This ſtreete runneth downe on both ſides to Finkes lane, and halfe way up that lane, to a gate of a Marchants houſe on the Weſt ſide, but not ſo farre on the Eaſt, then the foreſaid ſtreete, from this Finkes lane runneth downe by the Royall Exchange to the Stockes, and to a place formerly called Scalding houſe, or Scalding wicke, but now Scalding Alley, by the weſt ſide whereof under the pariſh Church of ſaint Mildred runneth the courſe of Walbrooke: and theſe bee the bounds of this warde.
- 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.]
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