|Cripplegate Ward. [Present State.] ||92
Maidenhead Court, a handsome square open Place, with good Buildings; having a
entrance for Cart or Coach, with a Gate to shut up a Nights. Nigh to this
Court, is a large
Yard for Livery Horses. Paved Alley, long and ordinary, runs up into Staining
the Churchyard Wall of Staining Church; and thence into Lilly pot lane, which
Maiden head Court.
On the East side of the Street, is St. Albans Woodstreet Church, fronting the
Street; but all
the Body of it is in Love lane, which incompasseth the other three sides; and on
side is the Church Yard. It was burnt in the Fire of London, and now rebuilt
handsome of Free stone, and a graceful coming unto it. The Steeple was lately
down, and built up again.
St. Albans Woodstreet Church.
To this Church, is now united the Parish of St. Olaves Silverstreet, burnt, but
Frying Pan Alley, but indifferent, and hath a turning Passage into Paved Alley.
large, and well resorted unto. Clerks Hall, a pretty good Building. Livery
Stable Yard, a
pretty handsome Place, well built, but small for that use. Birds, or Burges
good, the middle being more open, with a Free stone Pavement, and hath a passage
Frying Pan Alley.
Livery stable Yard.
In Little Woodstreet, in an Alley, are seven Rooms, for so many poor People to
free; the Gift of Henry Barton, Skinner, and Maior, 1516.
Maiden lane, a Street well inhabited and built; it comes out of Woodstreet, and
Foster lane; but the part in this Ward, goeth but to Staining lane. Here is
Hall, a large and well built House, with a good Court before the Hall; and a
Pavement. In this Street is Flying horse Court, which is but ordinary; and
likewise narrow and mean.
Flying horse Court.
Gutter lane, hath some part in this Ward.
Cripplegate Ward without the Wall.
This is a large Tract of Ground, containing several Streets, and all crowded
and Alleys. The chief are Forestreet, the Postern street, Backstreet in little
Moor lane, Grub street, Whitecross street, Redcross street, Beech lane, Golden
Barbican, and Jewen street. Of these in Order.
Forestreet, pretty broad, and well inhabited, runneth from the North end of St.
Cripplegate Church, unto Moorlane, Eastwards; and then it falls into Postern
leadeth to Little Moorfields, against new Bethlem. And about the middle of this
Street, is a
Passage through Cripplegate; in which is a short Street, well built and
inhabited: Where is
White Horse Inn, pretty good.
White horse Inn.
In this Street are a great many Courts and Alleys, which I shall take notice of,
next to St. Giles Church.
St. Giles Cripplegate Church, seated opposite to Redcross street, and in
Church is very large, as indeed it ought to be, as belonging to so large and
Parish; with a spacious Church yard adjoining unto it. It hath a very handsome
Steeple, with Spires at each corner, and a Lanthorn in the midst; with a good
Ring of Bells.
St. Giles Cripplegate Church.
Some small distance from this Church, Eastwards, and opposite to Cripplegate, is
Little Cock Alley, very ordinary. Great Cock Alley or Yard, a good large Place,
ferent Building, and hath a passage into Whitecross street. Grashopper Alley,
narrow, and ordinary. White Hart Inn, pretty good, chiefly for Livery Stables.
to this Inn is the Crown Tavern, of a pretty good Resort and Trade. Three
both ordinary and meanly inhabited. Black Horse Alley, long, but very mean.
Alley, long and ordinary. Betwixt this and Black Horse Alley, is an ordinary
for the Parish Alms People. Red Hart Court, pretty handsome, with new built
and a Free stone Pavement; pretty well inhabited. Days Court, indifferent good:
to this Court, are two pretty long Carpenters, or Timber Yards. Founders Court,
ordinary. Red Bull Court, pretty good. Aldermanbury Postern, a pretty handsome
Street, well built, and inhabited; hath a passage through London Wall, over
Aldermanbury, and therefore so called.
Little Cock Alley.
Great Cock Alley.
White hart Inn.
Three Dagger Court.
Black horse Alley.
Red hart Court.
The Postern street begins at the corner of Moor lane, and runs into Little
Place pretty well built and inhabited, and of some Trade. Mauls Court, a pretty
neat Place, with Garden Plots before the Houses. The Postern, a good well built
inhabited Street; hath a passage into London Wall street. Here is Lorimers
Hall, a pretty
neat Bulding, adjoining to London Wall. The Green Yard, which is large, and
made use of
by the City as a Pound, for such Cars and Coaches, whose Drivers commit any
the Streets, contrary to Orders or Rules to be observed by them. Cradle Court,
good; nigh unto which is a Carpenters Yard. Moor Court, small and ordinary.
The Green Yard.
Little Moorfields, or the Back street, now so called, to distinguish it from the
Row of Houses, now finished; which is called the Forestreet. Which said new Row
Buildings is in Coleman street Ward: Which said Buildings are good, and well
Out of this Back street, are several Courts and Alleys, viz. Crown Court, long,
indifferent good. Hind Alley, likewise long, and pretty good. Half Moon Alley,
narrow, and but indifferently built and inhabited; as are most of these Alleys.
At the upper
end it divides it self into two parts, one of which falls into Vine Court, and
the other into
Angel Alley, and thence into Moor lane. Angel Alley is long, and pretty good;
and at the
upper end, falls into Moor lane; and hath a passage into Half Moon Alley.
Alley, likewise long and mean, running into Moor lane; and lieth open, in some
Angel Alley; the partition Pale being broken down. Butlers Alley, long, and
indifferent good; also falls into Moor lane, where it is broadest. And about
the upper end,
on the South side, is Oystershel Court, which is pretty good. Gun Alley,
pretty well built; at the upper end falls into Sugar loaf Court, and so into
Whites Alley, a good handsome open Place, well built; some of the Houses having
Gardens unto them. Ropemakers Alley, pretty broad, with several Garden Houses;
are well built and inhabited. This Alley falls into Butlers Alley, which, with
turnings, falls into Grubstreet.
Little Moorfields, or Back street.
Half Moon Alley.
Harts horn Alley.
Moor lane, for the generality, but meanly built and inhabited; especially the
which is narrow, and leadeth into a place called Back Alley, very mean; having a
upon Sufferance into Ropemakers Alley; likewise another passage into Butlers
so into Grubstreet. Rams head Court, but very
Rams head Court.