Tower Ward
   One of the twety-sex wards of the City (O.S. ).
   With Aldgate Ward the most eastern within the walls.
   Earliest mention: "Ward of Tower," 1283 (Cal L Bk A p 209).
   Former names: "Ward of Wm. de Hadestoke," 1275-6 (R. Mem. p.5). "Ward of St. Dunstan," 15 Ed. II. (Cal. L. Bk. E. p.143). "Ward of John de Canterbury," 1291-2 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p.12).
   Called "Thames Ward" 7 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1779).
   Bounds set out (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 37).
   Derivation of name: So called from its contiguity to the Tower of London.
   Contains three parish churches: All Hallows Barking; St. Olave Hart Street; St. Dunstan in the East.
   Also famous buildings: Custom House; Clothworkers' Hall; Bakers' Hall.
   Larger in extent in old days, when it included one-half of the Tower, the ditch on the west side, and bulwarks (S. 131).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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