Broadstreet Ward. The Streets, Courts, &c. 131

Broadstreet Ward. The Streets, Courts, &c.

per ann. is settled for reading Evening Prayer every Day of the Week.

John Kenrick gave 33l. per ann. to the Parish, with 20l. to the Minister; 5l. to the Clark and Sexton; 5l. to buy Candles, and 3l. to the Poor. [For six a Clock Prayers every Morning.]

Simon Horsepool gave 4l. 4s. per ann. for Bread for the Poor, and other charitable Uses: Out of a House in Corbet's Alley in Gracechurch Street.

Thomas Forman gave 5l. per ann. to the Poor, issuing out of an House in Cornhill within the said Parish.

Sir Peter le Maire gave by his Will, Anno 1631. an 100l. to the Poor of this Parish to be settled as a Stock by the Executors.

There is a Register kept in the Parish of the Benefactors and Sums given.

There was a Parsonage House before the Fire: But burnt down: And part of the Glebe is leased out to certain Trustees for the Parish by Lease dated in May 1672. at the Ground- rent of 5l. per ann. And the Trustees have granted another Lease of the said house in May 1672. to Robert Grove, Clerk, in Trust for the Rector John Hall, and his Successors, at the Rent of 20l. per ann. if he the said Rector shall reside and dwell therein. These Leases let out for the Term of forty Years. There be other Leases of other Parts of the Glebe.

Parsonage and Glebe.

Bartholomew Compaine, a Merchant of Flanders, gave 140l. paid to the Lord Treasurer of King Edward VI. for the Fee Simple of a large Messuage and Tenement in this Parish, lately belonging to the Fraternity of our Lady in the Chapel of Barking, London, being of the yearly value of 14l. to be holden of free Burgage of the City of London. Perhaps this was that House that was the Post House before the Fire, and now Prince's Street.

A great Messuage in Saint Christophers.

Sir John Houblon, Kt. and Alderman, sometime Lord Maior of London, one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty, and one of the Burgesses for the City in Parliament, lived in this Parish, late deceased.]

West from this Church have yee Scalding Alley, of old time called Scalding House, or Scalding Wicke, because that Ground (for the most part) was then employed by Poulters, that dwelled in the high Street, from the Stocks Market to the great Conduit. Their Poultry which they sold at their Stalls, were scalded there. The Street doth yet bear the name of the Poultrie. And the Poulters are but lately departed from thence into other Streets: As into Grasse Street, and to the Ends of S. Nicolas Flesh Shambles. This Scalding Wick is the farthest part of Broadstreet Ward; and is by the Water (called Walbrook) parted from Cheap Ward.

Scalding house or Scalding wicke.

And this for the more antique Condition of this Ward. But at present this which ensueth is the State thereof.

The Streets, Lanes, Courts, and Places now contained in this Ward are,


Threedneedle Street on both Sides of the Way; from the North West Corner of Cornhill, near St. Chrisophers Church, to St. Martins Outwich Church at the Corner of Bishopsgate Street. Bartholomew Lane, Princes Street, almost as far as Katharine Court; the North end next to Lothbury being in Coleman Street Ward; Lothbury on both Sides from the Grate by St. Margarets Church to St. Bartholomew Lane end. Throgmorton Street on both sides unto Broadstreet. Broadstreet on both sides from St. Benet Fink Church to London Wall. Winchester Street, St. Augustin Fryers, Wormwood Street as far as Hel- met Court in the East. London Wall Street from a little Eastwards of Cross Keys Court, unto the beginning of Wormwood Street by Broadstreet end.

Streets and places in this Ward.

R. B.

In these Streets and Lanes are several Courts and Places of Name.

In the Description whereof I shall begin with London Wall Street, and so some Southward.

London Wall Street, soe called as haveing the City Wall running along the North side. It is a Street of old Buildings, and they for the most part but ordinary, and as ill inhabited, the principal Inhabitants being Curriers. This Street, extending beyond this Ward, is very long takeing its beginning from Creplegate. And in the Wall, besides Moregate and the Posterns Westward towards Creplegate, is another Postern or Gate opposite to Winchester Street, which gives a Passage into Moorfields. The Alleys, Courts, and Places of Name beginning West are these. Bell Alley or Back Alley, but narrow, seated on the back side of Coleman Street: This Alley is very long, but part in this Ward begins on the East side at the Black Posts over against Swan Alley, and from thence falls down into Thomsons Rents, which is very narrow and an ill Passage, and soe to London Wall. Three Pigeon Alley very ordinary. White Horse Inn, a Place for Stablings; all these three fall into Bell Alley. Ball Alley very ordinary. The Boarded Entry but indifferent. Three Tun Alley, large and indifferently built and inhabited. Maidenhead Court, somewhat long, but narrow, except at the upper end, which is wider and better built, with a Free Stone Pavement. Wrestlers Court very long, with Houses only on the West side, the East being the back side of Carpenters Hall, which hath a very handsome comeing into it of Free Stone, which leadeth to a Court Yard, and Garden, which is begirt with the Hall, and Apartments thereunto belonging, being a pretty handsome Building. White Hart Inn indifferent large, chiefly for Coaches, and Stablings for Livery Horses.

London Wall Street.

Bell Alley.

Thomson's Rents.

Three Pigeon Alley.

White Horse Inn.

Ball Alley.

Boarded Entry.

3 Tun Alley.

Maiden Head Court.

Wrestlers Court.

Carpenters Hall.

White Hart Inn.

This Street to Broadstreet is called Alhallows in the Wall from the Church of that Name there seated.

Here on the South is Winchester Street, the Great and Little.

Great Winchester Street comes out of Broadstreet on the East, and after some Space turning Northwards falls into London Wall Street. It is an open broad Street, graced with good Buildings, which are well inhabited by Merchants, and Persons of Repute: Where it looks Northward it is called Little Winchester Street; and leadeth to London Wall; where Little Moorgate or Postern lets you into Moorfields.

Great Winchester Street.

Little Winchester Street.

This Little Winchester Street is not soe broad, nor soe well inhabited as the Great. And at the End next to London Wall is Nags Head Inn of no great account only for Livery Horses. Out of Great Winchester Street on the South is a Passage to Bell Alley, which is paved with Free Stone, but very narrow: and brings into St. Augustin Fryers. Along from the Wall Church is Wormwood Street, of small account for Houses, or Inhabitants. In this Street are Almeshouses for 12 poor Women, erected by Mr. Kemp, each having 12d. a Week in Money, besides some other Perquisites: and in this Street are these Places. Hand Alley but small. Queens Head Alley very ordinary, both as to its Houses and Inhabitants; This Alley with a turning Passage falls into a broad, or open Place, out of which is a Passage into Bishopsgate Street. Helmet Court but indifferent, which ascending up Steps comes into

Nag's Head.

Bell Alley.

Wormwood Street.

Hand Alley.

Queen's Head Alley.

Helmet Court.