Cornhill Ward
   One of the twenty-six wards of the City, lying north and south of the high street of Cornhill, from which it takes its name.
   Earliest mention: "Ward of Cornhull." Mentioned in list of wards in 1285 in Letter book A. p. 209.
   See Wards.
   Bounds set out in Stow (p. 188).
   Identified as Ward of Walter le Poter in Hund. Rolls, 3 Ed. I. p. 409 (Beavan, 375).
   Riley suggests that Cornhill Ward is to be identified with the ward referred to in Letter Book B p. 183, and Letter Book C. p. 57, as Ferthingward and Ferlingward (q.v.), but Sharpe says Ferthingward is identical with Lime Street Ward (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 57 n.).
   Parish Churches : St. Peter Cornhill ; St. Michael Cornhill. Public buildings : Royal Exchange.
   Named after the principal street which intersects the ward from east to west.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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