|Cripplegate Ward. [Present State.] ||90
It was destroyed in the dreadful Fire of London, and not rebuilt; but the Parish
unto St. Laurence Jewry, and the Ground converted into the Market.
The Courts and Alleys in this Street, are, Castle Tavern Court, so called from
Tavern therein seated. It hath a narrow passage into Woodstreet. Feathers
long and open, with a Free stone Pavement. Robin Hood Alley, hath a passage
lane Market. Crown Court, but small. Mumfords Court, a good large Place, well
with a Free stone Pavement. About the middle, is a passage into Castle Court,
which is likewise long, falling into St. Laurence lane, and well inhabited.
a very handsome open Place, with good Houses; and hath a Passage up Steps into
Court, which leads into Woodstreet.
Castle Tavern Court.
Robin hood Alley.
Castle Court, or Alley.
Catteaten street, hath but a very small part in this Ward; viz. from the corner
Aldermanbury unto St. Laurence Jewry Church; the rest is in Cheap Ward, and is a
of a good Trade.
Lad lane, lyeth betwixt Woodstreet in the West, and Milkstreet, and Aldermanbury
East. It is likwise a Street of a good Trade, and well inhabited. Here is the
Swan Inn with
two Necks; which is large, and of a considerable Trade for Northern Carriers.
towards Woodstreet, are two small Courts or Alleys, but without Name.
Swan Inn with two Necks.
Aldermanbury, an open handsome Street, graced with good Buildings; which are
inhabited by Merchants, wholesale Dealers, &c.
In this Street are these Courts, viz. Fountain Court, on the East side, a large
well inhabited and built; hath a Passage into St. Laurence Church Alley, which
Catteaten street; as also to Guild Hall Court, or Yard. This Court was built
out of a Large
House, formerly the Seat of Sir Erasmus de la Fountaine, Kt. deceased.
Dyers Court, very large, and well inhabited by Persons repute; having an open
Coach or Cart. Carpenters Court, a very handsome fine Place, with a Free stone
St. Mary Aldermanbury Church, a large and graceful Building, with a good Front;
adjoining to which, is a very neat Churchyard, adorned with Trees, within side
of the Wall.
St Mary Aldermanbury Church.
Near unto this Church, on the South side, is a handsome Conduit, built Tower
on the North side, is Hadleys Court, but small, with a Free stone Pavement.
Alley, hath a passage into Basinghall street, by the Church. Axe Inn, of a
Trade. George Inn, pretty large, chiefly for Stabling and Coaches. Millers
indifferent large, but with a narrow Passage.
Love lane, comes out of Aldermanbury, and falls into Woodstreet, by St. Albans
Woodstreet Church; where it divides, and one part incompasseth the Church,
Front in Woodstreet. In this Lane is Berry Court, which is handsome, and well
Adle street, which also lieth betwixt Aldermanbury and Woodstreet; is yet much
by Joiners, for the making of Bedsteds, Chests of Drawers, Scritores, Tables,
like Joinery Wares. Here is the Plaisterers Hall, a pretty handsome Building.
Not far from
this Hall, and on the same side of the way, is Brewers Hall; which is a large
Building, with a graceful Entrance into a large Court; the Pavement of Free
stone, cloistered, and the Buildings over it, sustained by handsome Pillars.
London Wall, is a long Street, coming out of Little Woodstreet, by Cripplegate,
Eastward, as far as Winchester street; but goeth no further in this Ward, than
Inn, which is a little beyond Coleman street. This Street is but of little
Trade, and chiefly
for Curriers, and the Buildings old and ordinary; the North side having only the
which gives a passage into Moorfields, and the parts adjacent by Moorgate; and
Posterns, of each side of the Gate one. The Places of Name in that part of this
within this Ward, are Checker Inn, Fox and Goose Inn, Katharine Wheel Inn, all
small Account, only for Stablings.
Fox and Goose Inn.
St. Alphage Church, very old, seated over against London Wall; and in the
Street, at the
upper end of Aldermanbury, called Giltspur street. This Church was not burnt in
Fire of London.
Katharine Wheel Inn.
St. Alphage Church.
Near to this Church, somewhat more Westwards over against London Wall, is seated
College, a very handsome Building, erected for the Clergy of this City, and
where there is a considerable Library of excellent Books, for their use; and a
Room to keep them in, one Story high. Having underneath it, 20 Rooms or
so many poor People; of which, Ten within the College are for so many Men; and
without, which have their Doors in Philip lane, for so many poor Women. But of
College, Notice hath been taken already.
More Westwards of this College, is Philip lane; which goes from London Wall, and
into Adle street, a Place indifferently built and inhabited. In this Place, are
pretty large, with a Free stone Pavement. Burges Court, hath a passage into
the middle part is pretty open, with a Free stone Pavement. Cock Court, but
with a Free stone Pavement. Hand Alley, small and narrow. Curriers Court,
London Wall street, Westwards of Sion College; a Place but ordinary. At the
upper end of
which, is Curriers Hall, a pretty good Building, with a handsome coming to it,
Hart street, adjoining to Cripplegate, falls into Mugwel street, a Place but of
The North side of this Street, as also the West side of Mugwel street, belongs
Ward within. On the North side of Hart street, are the City Almshouses, for six
Women. On the South side is Bowyers Court, which is but small; and here was,
This Street where Lambs Chappel, and the Barber Surgeons Hall stand, Stow
Farrendon Ward within.
Mugwel street. This Street is of no Trade, but indifferently well built, and
private Housekeepers. The Courts and Places of Name, are Lambs Chappel Court,
large and well built. Adjoining to which, is Lambs Alley, which is large,
narrow, and but
ordinary. Gilberts Court, small and mean. Dobins Court, but ordinary. Windsor
but ordinary. Winchester Court, a good large open Place, and well built.
Lambs Chappel Court.
Barber Surgeons Hall, a very handsome Building, with a Court paved with Free
the Hall or Room where the chief of the Surgeons assemble, to anatomise or
Bodies of dead Persons, is worth the seeing; for the great Curiosity of the
Barber Surgeons Hall.