Coleman Street Ward


Coleman Street Ward is west of Broad Street Ward. It is named after its main street, Coleman Street (Stow 1633, sig. 2B6r).

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1603 Description of Ward Boundaries

The following diplomatic transcription of the opening paragraph(s) of the 1603 chapter on this ward will eventually be subsumed into the MoEML edition of the 1603 Survey.1 Each ward chapter opens with a narrative circumnavigation of the ward—a verbal beating of the bounds that MoEML first transcribed in 2004 and later used to facilitate the drawing of approximate ward boundaries on our edition of the Agas map. Source: John Stow, A Survey of London (London, 1603; STC #23343).
NExt to Chepe Warde on the North ſide thereof is Colemanſtreete Ward, and beginneth alſo in the Eaſt, on the courſe of Walbrooke in Lothbury, and runneth weſt on the South ſide to the end of Ironmongers lane, and on the North ſide to the Weſt corner of Baſſinges hall ſtreete. On the South ſide of Lothbury is the ſtreete called the old Iury, the one half, and better on both ſides towardes Cheape is of this Warde. On the north ſide lyeth Colemanſtreete, whereof the Ward taketh name, wholy on both ſides North to London wall, and from that north ende along by the Wall, and Moregate Eaſt to the courſe of Walbrook. And again from Coleman ſtreete weſt to the Iron grates: and theſe bee the boundes of this Warde.

Note on Ward boundaries on Agas Map

The boundaries of Coleman Street Ward, as drawn on the Agas map, are approximate. See MoEML’s page on ward boundaries.


  1. The 1603 Survey is widely available in reprints of C.L. Kingsford’s two-volume 1908 edition (Kingsford) and also in the British History Online transcription of the Kingsford edition (BHO). MoEML is completing its editions of all four texts in the following order: 1598, 1633, 1618, and 1603. (JJ)


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MLA citation

Halepuram Sridhar, Amogha Lakshmi. Coleman Street Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021,

Chicago citation

Halepuram Sridhar, Amogha Lakshmi. Coleman Street Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021.

APA citation

Halepuram Sridhar, A. L. 2021. Coleman Street Ward. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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