- Messuages in this street are described as in the parish of St. Olave in Old Jewry in the ward of Colmanstreat, between tenements formerly belonging to the late Priory of St. Bartholomew Smithfield, north and the highway east, I552-66 (Lond. I. p.m. II.67).No later reference.It seems hardly possible that the street can be identical with Aldersgate Street, unless there is a detached portion of St. Olave's parish and of Colemanstreet Ward in or near Aldersgate Street. There is no record of any such detached portion.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.