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Weld street, a very handsome neat and well built and inhabited Place; having a
for Coaches into Dukestreet.
Princes street leadeth into Russel street, and so into Covent Garden, a narrow
more Resort than Trade.
Drury Lane, which from the Horshoe Tavern on the East side, unto St. Giles
from Brownlow street on the West side also to St. Giles, is in this Parish.
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
and Courts as appears by the Mapps. For the generality it is well built, and
by Shopkeepers and others.
Queenstreet, almost opposite to Long Acre, which after a narrow Entrance openeth
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
Gentry, but the North side is but indifferent, nor, by consequence, so well
and on this side are three small Courts and Alleys, viz. Sugar Loaf Alley, Bull
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
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
the Bishops of London and Peterborough caused two Declarations, Decemb. 22.
to be read.
The Chapel in Great Queens street.
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
Bishops] Permission and Encouragement for what he did, he thought it necessary
the undeceiving of this Part of his Flock, with the Care of whose Souls the
Providence had entrusted him, to publish and declare that he had several Times
the abovesaid Mr. Baguley, and had ordered him to exhibit to him the Testimonial
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
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
therefore he was not duly qualified for the reading of the publick Prayers, or
of Gods Word, and administring of the holy Sacrament in the same. And that for
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.
At the same Time was published the following Certificate under the Hand of the
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
I refused him, there being Crimes of a very heinous Nature alledged against him.
Witness my Hand this 21 Day of Decemb. 1706.
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
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
which hath a broad Passage with a Freestone Pavement into Holborn: Then on the
side is Parkers Lane, long, narrow and of small Account, falling into Drury
Cross Lane cometh out of Parkers Lane, and falleth into Newton street; a very
Place. On the East side of which are two small Courts, viz. Star Court and
Little Princes street.
New Turnstile Alley.
Newton street comes into Holborn, against the Watch House. It is a handsome
Street, but not over well inhabited. On the East side is Dover Court of no
Lutners Lane, at the lower End of Newton street, falls into Drury Lane, a very
St. Thomas Lane fronts Cross Lane, and also runneth into Drury Lane. This
with Lutners Lane, and Cross Lane, with the several Courts, are but of small
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
Passage into Holborn, and a Place of a very ordinary Account: Then on the West
of Drury Lane, beginning at the Corner of St. Giles street is Ragged Staff
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
Ragged Staff Court.
Brownlow Street, well inhabited and built, fronting Belton street which hath
Castle street, hath the South side in the Parish of St. Martins as aforesaid, a
ordinary Place, and of small Account.
King Street, which since the new Buildings is a very large and handsome Place,
good Houses: fronting Castle street, on the South, and St. Giles against the
Houses on the North. In this Street, on the East side besides its Passage into
Gardens, there is a small Court called Taylors Court, which leadeth into Bowl
And on the West side there was a Place with Buildiag, called Cock and Pye
which was made use of for a Lay Stall for the Soil of the Streets, but of late
several handsome Streets, and so neatly contrived that every Street in a
fronts the Dyall placed in the midst, which is raised on a high Pedestal and
Streets are thus named, Earls street, Queen street, White Lyon Street, and St.
street; and besides these principal Streets there is Tower street, which falleth
street; and this is crossed by another called Lombardstreet; Then on the Part
Kingstreet and between Queenstreet and St. Andrews street, are some Courts or
designed to be built.
Cock and Pye Fields.
White Lyon street.
St. Andrews street.
Monmouth street, falleth in Hog Lane, and since the new Buildings on the South
is much improved.
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.
Stedwel Street, very ordinary both for Buildings and Inhabitants: This Place
Stacies street; thence falleth into Kendrick Yard, and so into St. Giles's by
Out of Stedwel street is Vinegar Yard, which leadeth into Phenix street, butting
Lane, against the French Church, and runs down to the back side of St. Giles
Churchyard, where there is a little Passage into Leydes