BISHOPSGATE WARD. One of the 26 wards of London, so named from the old City gate, which stood within its liberties- a long narrow ward, embracing the whole of Bishopsgate-street Within, Bishopsgate-street Without. and the several streets and lanes on either side. Remarkable Places.- Church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate Without; St. Helen, Bishopsgate Within; St. Ethelburga, Bishopsgate Within; Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, [see Bethlehem Hospital]; Old Artillery-yard; Priory of St. Mary Spittle, [see Spitalfields]; Crosby Place; Gresham College; Sir Paul Pindar's House, in Bishopsgate-street Without.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850