The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
This ward derives its appellation from the principal street therein, which, probably, was so called from Coleman, either the builder or a principal owner or inhabitant. It is bounded on the east by Bishopsgate, and Cheap wards; on the north by Cripplegate and Bishopsgate wards; on the south by Cheap ward; and, on the west, by Bassishaw ward. It is divided into the precincts of St. Margaret, : St. Olave, Jewry; and the of St. Stephen, . It returns inhabitants to the court of common council, and is under the government of an alderman. In this ward are churches, viz. St. Margaret, ; St. Olave, ; St. Stephen, .