CHEAP (WARD OF), one of the 26 wards of London, "and taketh name," says Stow, "of the market there kept, called Westcheaping." Stow enumerates seven churches in this ward: - St. Sythe, or St. Benet Shorne; St. Pancras, Soper-lane; St. Mildred's-in-the-Poultry; St. Mary Cole-church; St. Martin's Pomerie; Allhallows, Honey-lane; St. Lawrence-in-the-Jewry. The whole seven were destroyed in the Great Fire, and two rebuilt, St. Mildred's-in-the-Poultry and St. Lawrence Jewry. The Guildhall, Grocer's Hall and Mercer's Chapel, are in this ward. St. Mary-le-Bow, or Bow Church, is in Cordwainers' Ward.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850