Victorian London - Organisations and Public Bodies - City of London - Cheap, Ward of

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