DOwnegate warde beginneth at the ſouth end of Walbrooke, and deſcendeth on both the ſides to Downegate, on the Thames and is ſo called of that downe going or deſcending thereunto: and of this Downgate the ward taketh name. This ward turneth into Thames ſtreete weſtwarde, ſome ten houſes on a ſide to the courſe of Walbrooke, but Eaſt in Thames ſtreete on both ſides to Ebgate lane, or old Swan, the lande ſide whereof hath many lanes turning up as ſhall bee ſhewed when I come to them.
- 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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