- Mentioned in list of property c. 1125-30 in MS. of the D. and C. of St. Paul's, Liber L. ff. 47-5O. One of the wards of the City-possibly to be identified with Dowgate Ward (q.v.) in allusion to the Walbrook finding its outlet to the Thames in that ward.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.
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