|Coleman street Ward. [Present State.] ||64
with a Free stone Pavement; hath a Passage down Steps, into Swan Alley. Whites
very long, but narrow, comes out of Coleman street, and falls into Pitchers
Court; which is
a good handsome place, having a Door into Bell Alley, and a passage thereunto
sufferance. On the North side, and about the middle of the Alley, is a place
House Yard, containing six Houses, for so many poor Men and their Wives; or the
Survivers of them, belonging to the Company of Leathersellers. Pump Court, but
and ordinary. Carpenters Yard, being only a large Timber Yard. White Hind
pretty handsome Place, but narrow.
White Hind Court
Swan Alley also goes out of Coleman street, and with a turning passage runs into
Alley; and with another turning passage, falls into another Alley, also called
which is better built, with Gardens unto the Houses. More Northwards, this
into a Place called Jones's Rents; which is a ruinous place, the Houses ready to
Out of this place, with a little narrow turning, the way leads into Cross Keys
is indifferent good: And out of this Court, is a passage to London Wall. That
part of Swan
Alley next to Coleman street, is wide enough for Carts, and is indifferent good.
Cross Keys Court.
Crown Inn, only for Livery Horses. White Horse Inn, the like. Coach and Horses
pretty good for stabling and Coaches. Brickenton Court, indifferent; at the
upper end is a
Merchants House. Nuns Court, a pretty handsome place, with a large House at the
end, inhabited by a Merchant. White Hart Inn, but small and ordinary. Green's
indifferent long, but narrow and ordinary. Bishops Court, small and narrow.
but indifferent. Chimney Alley, very ordinary, with decrepid Houses, ready to
Inn, indifferent good, chiefly for stabling. Armourers Hall, a pretty handsome
White Horse Inn.
Coach and Horses Yard.
White Hart Inn.
London Wall, being a Street so called, which in the whole is very long,
Cripplegate, and running to Winchester street, but in several Wards, as have
Notice of. The Part in this, and Basinghall Ward, begins a little Eastward of
street, and runneth to the Cross Keys Court. The Houses are on the South side,
commonly are but old Timber Houses: A place of no great Account, only some few
Curriers dwell there. Its greatest Ornament is Sion College, already
treated of; and New Bethlem, seated on the other side of London Wall, in
In this part of the Street, are these Courts and Places. Star Court, a pretty
White Lyon Court, indifferent good. Red Lyon Court, likewise pretty good, with
stone Pavement. Black Swan Alley, very ordinary and nastily kept.
White Lyon Court.
Red Lyon Court.
Black Swan Alley.
The part of this Ward without the City Walls, taketh in all the lwer Walks, or
four Quarters of Moorfields; but none of the Houses on the East and North side.
South side is Bedlem or Bedlam, for the Lunaticks. Which is in this Ward; as
new Row of good Houses, not yet named; with part of the Street called Fore
runneth to Cripplegate. And adjoining to Moorfields, is the Swan Inn, well
indifferent for Stabling.
The Ward without the Walls, in Moorfields.
This Hopsital of Bethlem, or Bedlam, is pleasantly seated, with its Front
Moorfields. It is a very long Building, extending it self almost the breadth of
the Field. It
is stately and graceful to behold, and tends much to the Honour of the City: The
which Building cost about 17000l. It is inclosed with a Wall, and hath an Iron
entrance, in the middle, with a fine Free stone Pavement, for a Walk, from one
end to the
other; and at each end, a large Place for those that are coming to their Senses,
to walk and
air themselves in. This Hospital is made very convenient within, for such a
keep Lunaticks in; having four Wards or long Rooms, as now severed in the
the keeping apart the Men from the Women. Of these Wards, two are for the Men,
for the Women, the one over the other. And on one of the sides of the Rooms or
are small Rooms, in which they are kept, when not fit to walk in the Ward. But
Hospital, see more in Book I. Chap. XXVI.
Bethlem, or Bedlam Hospital.
There are to watch at Moorgate, and at the several Stands in this Ward, every
Constable, a Beadle, and 32 Watchmen.
The Jurymen returned by the Wardmote Inquest, for this Ward, are to serve in the
Courts in Guildhall, in the Month of August.]
And let here be the end of this Ward; which hath an Alderman, his Deputy, Common
Counsellors 4. Constables 4. Scavengers 4. Of the Wardmote Inquest, 13. and a
It is taxed to the Fifiteen, 15l. 16s. 9d. *
The Government of this Ward.
*In London at 19l. and in the Exchequer at 19l. First Edit.
The Alderman of this Ward, is Sir Harcourt Masters, Kt.