CRIPPLEGATE WARD. One of the 26 wards of London, and so called from the gate in the City wall of the same name. It is divided into two portions, Cripplegate Within, and Cripplegate Without - this is within and without the walls. The following churches are in this ward: St. Alban's, Wood-street; St. Alphage, London Wall; St. Giles's, Cripplegate; St. Mary, Aldermanbury; and St. Michael's, Wood-street. The church of St. Mary Magdalen, in Milk-street, in this ward, was destroyed in the Great Fire, and not rebuilt.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850