BRIDGE WARD WITHIN. One of the 26 wards of London, "so-called of London Bridge, which bridge is a principal part of that ward." (Stow p.79) Boundaries. - N., Gracechurch-street, as far as Fenchurch-street: S., The Thames; E., Monument-yard and the east wall of St. Magnus Church; W., Old Swan-stairs, and part of King-William-street. Stow enumerates four churches in this ward: - St. Magnus, London Bridge; St. Margaret, on Fish-street-hill, (destroyed in the Fire, and not rebuilt; the Monument stands where it stood); St. Leonard's, Eastcheap (destroyed in the Fire, and not rebuilt); St. Benet Gracechurch. Fishmongers' Hall is in this ward.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850