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eth by the name of Bethlem, is very large, containing several Courts and Alleys.
principal Street comes out of Bishopsgate Street and runs into Moorfields, being
Thoroughfare and of some note for its Inhabitants, who drive a good Trade, being
and Hemp Dressers, Shoemakers, Yarn and Worsted Sellers, and Turners. In this
Place are divers Courts and Alleys as aforesaid, which so run into one another
that it is
something intricate to give a true Description or Account of their Situation; I
the Names of them. Bethlem Court, a pretty open place where the Hospital stood,
the upper end of which is a Passage out of the principal Street of Bethlem.
Court, pretty large, with indifferent Buildings. Loom Alley, narrow, and very
ordinary. Housewives Alley, narrow, which with a turning Passage runs a great
length. Half Moon Alley, pretty long, but narrow and ordinary, and falls into
Court; something open, but ordinary. And out of this Court is a Passage into
France. Bullock Court, hath a Passage by Bethlem Churchyard into Cole's Rents,
where are several Alleys and Courts within it; some without, and some with
Rose and Crown Court, a large and open Place, but ordinary, leading into
and also into Half Moon Alley, which leadeth into Bishopsgate Street. Near to
Alley is Baker's Court, which hath a Passage into Half Moon Alley, as also into
Court, and Chequer Court. Bell Court, but small, and opposite to Bethlem
Churchyard; as is Three Leg Alley which is narrow and ordinary with a turning
Passage. Likewise Dyer's Court, but ordinary, so called, as having a Dyer's
the upper End.
Half Moon Alley.
Rose and Crown Court.
Half Moon Alley.
Three Leg Alley.
Petty France, a large Place, and generally well built. And into this Place is a
from Bethlem Street, through Round Court; the West end comes into Moorfields by
Postern Gate: and the East end runneth up to St. Buttolph's Churchyard which
one side of it; the other side being a row of nine Alms Houses, of which five
Dulwich College; and each House hath four poor Women, of which one in each of
five Houses hath a Gown. The other four Houses, was the Gift of one Mr. Edward
Underwood, Apothecary, Grandfather of Mr. Edward Underwood, also Apothecary in
Bishopsgate Street living An. 1700. Boarded Alley, a small Place in Petty
Nine Almshouses in Petty France.
Northwards of Bethlem in Bishopsgate Street is Still Alley, which is but small.
Garland Alley, an open place, at the upper End of which is an Inn, as also a
for Stabling and Coaches, and but ordinarily inhabited. Bottle Alley, hath a
entrance, but openeth into a Free Stone Court, with well built Houses, which
leadeth into another down Steps bearing the same name, and out of this is a
into Garland Alley. Swan Yard Inn, at the lower end hath Stables and Coach
Crown Yard, indifferent good with an entrance for Carts. Half Moon Alley, very
ordinary, and ill inhabited; almost at the entrance it divdes it self, one part
Half Moon Court which is a good large place; and the other part in a streight
Westwards into Moorfields: On the South side of this place is Stone Cutters
pretty open, but ordinary place; and on the North side is a small Alley that
Dunning's Alley. Three Tun Alley, but indifferent. White Hind Court, an open
with a narrow Passage into it, and indifferent as to its Houses and Inhabitants.
Apple Court, so called from Sir John Sweetapple, Goldsmith, the Owner thereof, a
good handsome new built place, with an open Passage for Carts: This Place before
new building was two, viz. Soper's Alley and Horseshoe Yard; the upper end of
Court, or rather Lane, is taken up for Stables for Livery Horses, with Coach
Dunning's Alley, very large and ordinary; the West end divides it self, and
Half Moon Alley which leads into Moorfields: In this Alley are these Courts,
Tripe Yard, very small and ordinary. Adam's Court, but small, with a Passage
Sweet Apple Court. Pump Court, but mean. Westminster Hall Court, indifferent
a Free Stone Pavement. Cripple Court, very small and mean, with about two
Harrow Yard, also small and ordinary. Bell Yard, inconsiderable. Lamb Alley,
narrow and ordinary, which running a great length, divides it self, one part
Sugar Loaf Court, and the other into Long Alley. In this Alley are Courts,
Court, Lamb Yard, and White Yard, all three very mean. Angel Court, likewise
ordinary. Angel Alley, long and mean, at the upper end of which is Timber Yard,
on the West side is a small Court, and passing further leads into Angel Court,
very inconsiderable. In this Alley these Courts, Brown's Court, but small.
Court. Sugar Loaf Yard. Phesant Cock Yard. Three Colts Alley, all four but
and ordinary. Jews Harp Court, a pretty handsome new built Place with a Free
Pavement. Brown's Yard, but ordinary. Cock Yard, very mean, at the upper end
which is Thacker's Court, but mean. Acorn Court, very narrow and ordinary; at
upper end it opens into a little Court, and out of this is a Passage into
George Yard, very inconsiderable. Skinner's Street, a very handsome open place
well built Houses. Ship Yard, hath indifferent good Buildings, with a Free
Pavement. Primrose Alley, very long, narrow and ordinary, hath a Passage into
Alley. Gun Yard, indifferent long; at the upper End it opens it self into two
Swan Yard Inn.
Half Moon Alley.
Half Moon Court.
Three Tun Alley.
White Hind Court.
Sweet Apple Court.
Westminster Hall Court.
Sugar loaf Yard.
Pheasant Cock Yard.
Three Cols Alley.
Jews Harp Court.
Thus having enumerated the various Alleys, Courts, &c. on the West side of
Bishopsgate Street; I shall now proceed to these on the East side, beginning
Bishopsgate Street, Without, the East Side.
Mountague Court, a very handsome open place with a Free Stone Pavement, and good
Buildings. Katharine Wheel, and George Yard, very long, hath a Passage into
Mountague Court, and another into the Artillery Ground. Red Lyon Brewhouse,
good, near which is Red Lyon Inn.
Katharine Wheel and George Yard.
Red Lyon Brewhouse and Inn.
Artillery Lane, a pretty open place, with good Houses, which passing by
Lane, which hath the South West side in this Ward, runs behind Gun Street.
Wide [or White] Gate Street, a place of some account, falls into Petticoat Lane.
Street is King's Head Court, as also Savage Court, both but indifferent places.
Alley, with a turning Passage falls into Petticoat Lane; an Alley of no great
Swedeland Alley, very ordinary. Sutton's Alley, both narrow, and mean.
Wheel Alley, very narrow, and without Houses, having only back Yards; it hath
Passage into Hand Alley, and another in Petticoat Lane. Nigh to this Alley
Wheel Inn. Rose Alley, very long and narrow, falling into Hand Alley, the
not yet built. Vine Court, a handsome place, with good Houses on the North
South lying open to Newstreet, formerly called Hand Alley, having a Passage for
or Coach; its Buildings are good and pretty well inhabited. King's Head Court,
small, with Free Stone Pavement. Three Slippers Court, also small, with Free
Pavement: Hand Court, but small, and falls into Rose
Kings Head Court.
Katharine Wheel Alley.
Kings Head Court.
Three Slipper Court.