Suburbs. St. Giles in the Fields. Streets. 76

Suburbs. St. Giles in the Fields. Streets.

Weld street, a very handsome neat and well built and inhabited Place; having a Passage for Coaches into Dukestreet.

New Weldstreet.

Princes street leadeth into Russel street, and so into Covent Garden, a narrow Street, of more Resort than Trade.

Princes street.

Drury Lane, which from the Horshoe Tavern on the East side, unto St. Giles street, and from Brownlow street on the West side also to St. Giles, is in this Parish. This Street or Lane as aforesaid is a very great Thoroughfare, as well for Coaches and Carts, as for foot Passengers. This Lane, taken in the whole, is of a great Length, coming out of St. Giles, and falling into the Strand, in which Extent it receiveth several Streets, Alleys and Courts as appears by the Mapps. For the generality it is well built, and inhabited by Shopkeepers and others.

Drury Lane.

Queenstreet, almost opposite to Long Acre, which after a narrow Entrance openeth it self into a broad Street and falleth into Lincolns Inn Fields; It is a Street graced with a goodly Row of large uniform Houses on the South side, inhabited by the Nobility and Gentry, but the North side is but indifferent, nor, by consequence, so well Inhabited; and on this side are three small Courts and Alleys, viz. Sugar Loaf Alley, Bull Head Court, and Whitcombs Alley.


Sugar Loaf Alley.

Bull Head Court.

There is a Chapel in Great Queens street, in this Parish of St. Giles lately erected, by the Means of one William Raguley pretending to be a Minister of the Church of England: Wherein for some Time he preached without Licence or Authority, consecrated the Holy Sacrament, and administred the same. Wherefore in this Chapel the Bishops of London and Peterborough caused two Declarations, Decemb. 22. 1706. to be read.

Whitcombs Alley.

The Chapel in Great Queens street.

J. S.

That of the Bishop of London was, "That whereas he was credibly informed that Mr. Baguley gave out to the Congregation assembled in that Place, that he had his [the Bishops] Permission and Encouragement for what he did, he thought it necessary for the undeceiving of this Part of his Flock, with the Care of whose Souls the Divine Providence had entrusted him, to publish and declare that he had several Times sent to the abovesaid Mr. Baguley, and had ordered him to exhibit to him the Testimonial of his Ordination; that he might be the better enabled to judge of his Qualifications for the Ministry: But that the said Mr. Baguley, tho' often called upon, had never given him any Satisfaction in this Particular. That he had Reason therefore to conclude that he had not been admitted into the Order of Priesthood in the Church of England. And that therefore he was not duly qualified for the reading of the publick Prayers, or preaching of Gods Word, and administring of the holy Sacrament in the same. And that for this Reason all good Christians ought to take care how they communicated with such a Person, who proceeded in Contempt of the Episcopal Authority, and the good Discipline established in the Church of England.
Henry London. "

At the same Time was published the following Certificate under the Hand of the Bishop of Peterburgh: Viz. "These are to certify whom it may concern, that William Baguley offered himself to me this Day to be admitted to the Order of Priesthood: which I refused him, there being Crimes of a very heinous Nature alledged against him. Witness my Hand this 21 Day of Decemb. 1706.
Rich. Peterburgh.] "

Out of this Great Queen street is Little Queens street, which falleth into Holborn; a Place pestered with Coaches, which are found troublesome to its Inhabitants. On the West side it hath a good Row of Buildings. On the East side is Little Princes street, a Place of no great Account for Buildings or Inhabitants: It receiveth New Turnstile Alley, which hath a broad Passage with a Freestone Pavement into Holborn: Then on the West side is Parkers Lane, long, narrow and of small Account, falling into Drury Lane. Cross Lane cometh out of Parkers Lane, and falleth into Newton street; a very ordinary Place. On the East side of which are two small Courts, viz. Star Court and Wrays Court.

Little Queenstreet.

Little Princes street.

New Turnstile Alley.

Parkers Lane.

Cross Lane.

Star Court.

Wrays Court.

Newton street comes into Holborn, against the Watch House. It is a handsome broad Street, but not over well inhabited. On the East side is Dover Court of no great Account.

Newton street.

Dover Court.

Lutners Lane, at the lower End of Newton street, falls into Drury Lane, a very ordinary Place.

Lutners Lane.

St. Thomas Lane fronts Cross Lane, and also runneth into Drury Lane. This Place, with Lutners Lane, and Cross Lane, with the several Courts, are but of small Account either for Buildings or Inhabitants.

St. Thomas Lane.

At the upper End of Drury Lane on the East side is the Coal Yard, which hath a turning Passage into Holborn, and a Place of a very ordinary Account: Then on the West side of Drury Lane, beginning at the Corner of St. Giles street is Ragged Staff Court; indifferent large. A little farther is a small Place called Paviers Alley. Then next it is Shorts Gardens, which falls into Kings street being fronted by Belton street, and hath a small Passage into Bowl Yard; This Street is indifferent good, but of no great Resort or Thoroughfare.

Coal Yard.

Ragged Staff Court.

Paviers Alley.

Shorts Gardens.

Brownlow Street, well inhabited and built, fronting Belton street which hath indifferent good Houses.

Brownlow Street.

Belton street.

Castle street, hath the South side in the Parish of St. Martins as aforesaid, a very ordinary Place, and of small Account.

Castle street.

King Street, which since the new Buildings is a very large and handsome Place, with good Houses: fronting Castle street, on the South, and St. Giles against the Alms Houses on the North. In this Street, on the East side besides its Passage into Shorts Gardens, there is a small Court called Taylors Court, which leadeth into Bowl Yard. And on the West side there was a Place with Buildiag, called Cock and Pye Fields, which was made use of for a Lay Stall for the Soil of the Streets, but of late built into several handsome Streets, and so neatly contrived that every Street in a streight Line fronts the Dyall placed in the midst, which is raised on a high Pedestal and Pillar; These Streets are thus named, Earls street, Queen street, White Lyon Street, and St. Andrews street; and besides these principal Streets there is Tower street, which falleth into Castle street; and this is crossed by another called Lombardstreet; Then on the Part next to Kingstreet and between Queenstreet and St. Andrews street, are some Courts or Alleys designed to be built.


Taylors Court

Cock and Pye Fields.

Earls street.


White Lyon street.

St. Andrews street.

Tower street.

Lombard street.

Monmouth street, falleth in Hog Lane, and since the new Buildings on the South side, is much improved.

Monmouth street.

Beyond Monmouth street, and passing through Hog Lane very ordinary, are these Places, on the East side; the West side being in St. Anns Purish.

Hog Lane.

Stedwel Street, very ordinary both for Buildings and Inhabitants: This Place crosseth Stacies street; thence falleth into Kendrick Yard, and so into St. Giles's by the Church. Out of Stedwel street is Vinegar Yard, which leadeth into Phenix street, butting on Hog Lane, against the French Church, and runs down to the back side of St. Giles Churchyard, where there is a little Passage into Leydes

Stedwel street.

Stacies street.

Kendrick Yard.

Vinegar Yard.

Phenix street.

Leyds Court.