|Broadstreet Ward. The Streets, Courts, &c. ||132
Sutton Court, which hath a Passage into Bishopsgate Street. It is a pretty
new built Court, with a Free Stone Pavement, and well inhabited, but this Court
Bishopsgate Ward. Betwixt Helmet Court and Queens Head Alley is Cock Yard, a
Place of ordinary Account.
Now going back again, we turn South into Broadstreet, very spacious graced with
good Buildings, which are well inhabited; which said Street from London Wall
Southwards, till bending West it falls into Throgmorton Street, and more South
Little Broadstreet, and thence into Thredneedle Street. In this Broadstreet are
Alleys, Courts, and Places of Name: beginning next to London Wall. First; White
Horse Court pretty large, with old Timber Houses, nigh unto which is White Horse
Yard, only for Stablings. Vine Court, now built up into Houses. Bull Alley,
narrow, and ordinary. The Pay Office, that which formerly was Winchester Place,
good large House, made use of, now of a long time, for the Payment of the Navy,
By the Corner of this House South is Winchester Street already mentioned.
Hall and Pin-makers Alley, a pretty handsome Place, with a Free Stone Pavement.
Crown Court, still more South, a handsome broad Place, with good Houses, well
inhabited by Merchants and others.
White Horse Court and Yard.
The Pay Office.
On the East side of this Street hereabouts is the back part of Gresham Colledge,
is in part in this Ward, but the greatest in Bishopsgate Ward, and there spoken
stands Gresham's Almeshouse for 8 poor Men: To each of those poor Men there is
allowance of 6l. 13s. 8d. per ann. Near unto these Almeshouses is a Yard for
Horses, but without Name; having in it some Houses: and through it, is a common
Passage into Bishopsgae Street. Next is the Excise Office, a very large and
Building, enclosing a square Court, being a Place very convenient for the
of an Office of soe great a Concern, by reason of the many Rooms proper for the
several Offices, Officers and Clerks: Divers of which Rooms are spacious, and to
Buildng is a large Yard, &c. Here now the Officers and Members of the South
Company meet and do their Business.
South Sea Company.
Opposite to this Office is the Parish Church of S. Peters Poor, with a Dial
the Street. A little beyond the Church is a Place called Augustin Fryers, now
several large Houses partly inhabited by the Ministers of the Dutch Church,
here, and partly by Merchants: One of these Houses belong to the Lustring
St. Peters Poor Church.
Over against Augustin Fryers is Little Broadstreet, much narrower than the
Wherein are these Places:
Adams Court pretty large, well built and inhabited, at
upper end is one House larger than the rest, being the Habitation of a Merchant.
Cushion Court, pretty handsome, but small, containing only two good Houses.
Britains Yard, but small, having but one House. French Court indifferent well
inhabited, with a Free Stone Pavement. Now back to Throgmorton Street; very
built and inhabited; the chief Place here is the House and Garden belonging to
Drapers Company. In this Street are these Courts and Places of Name, viz. Red
Court, both small and ordinary. New Court, a pretty handsome square Place with
Houses. Shorters Court, a very neat square Place, with open Passage, the Houses
built and inhabited. St. Bartholomews Court, but mean. Angel Court, very large
handsome, garnished with good Buildings, the Habitation of Merchants, and People
Repute. Copt Hall Court, a large and handsome open Place, with Houses fit for
good Inhabitants. Warnford Court, a good large Place, very well built and
the upper end of which is a handsome large House, severed from the rest by a
which opens into a Court Yard, with a Garden, which House the Royal African
Company made use of, until their removal to their House in Leadenhall Street;
now made use of by the Managers of the Linnen Manufacture. Drapers Hall, a very
large and spacious Building, having a comely Quadrangle in the Entrance to it.
Red Lyon Court.
St. Bartholomew's Court.
Copt Hall Court.
Next Throgmorton Street West is Lothbury, a Street of a pretty good Trade,
for Founders for the making of Candelsticks, Bells, and divers Utensils of Brass
Copper; the part of this Street which is in this Ward goeth but to the Corner of
Margarets Lothbury Church, which it takes in but a small part of, the rest is in
Street Ward: The Courts in this part are, Greens Court but ordinary. Princes
likewise but ordinary. Faulcon Court, but small, with a Free Stone Pavement.
house Yard, a large Place, with well built Houses fit for good Inhabitants,
the Row on the East side, which have Court Yards, with Brick Walls before them;
the upper end of this Yard is a small Passage down Steps into Bell Alley in
Street Ward. This Place took its Name from an old House there standing, which
anciently was the Office for delivering out of Farthings. Whalebone Court,
a Free Stone Pavement, hath good Houses, pretty well tenanted.
Coming back we pass up St. Bartholomew Lane, which runs up to the North side of
the Royal Exchange; a Place well built and inhabited, and of a good Trade, and
rather for being so great a Throughfare to and from the Exchange. In this Lane
Yard, which hath a wide Entrance, is replenished with good Buildings, which are
inhabited; and the Court, which is spacious, hath a Free Stone Pavement. Nags
Court is large, pretty well built and tenanted, with a Free Stone Pavement.
St. Bartholomew Lane.
Nags Head Court.
Then we come to St. Bartholomews Church seated at the South East Corner. This
Church was destroyed in the Fire of London 1666. and is rebuilt of Free Stone,
St. Bartholomews Church.
Out of Bartholomew Lane we come into Thredneedle Street: which takes its
on the West in the Poultrey, and passing by St.Bartholomew Lane, and leaving
Broadstreet on the North side, and Finch Lane on the South, falleth into
Street: In this Street are several good Buildings, well inhabited with divers
Places, with Taverns, Coffee-houses, and other publick Places of Entertainment.
the West End of this Street is Princes Street, which with a turning Passage
Lothbury; this Street is very well built and inhabited; but the part next
to Lothbury is in
Coleman Street Ward. In the Part in this Ward is Drapers Court, which is pretty
handsome, with a Free Stone Pavement, which with a turning Passage leads into
Lothbury. Also Katharine Court, which is but small and ordinary.
But to go back again into Thredneedle Street, wherein are these Courts and
the West End Three Nun Court, pretty large and indifferent good, with a Free
Three Nun Court.
Next Eastward is S. Christophers Church, a good Structure, new built since the
Fire, wherein the old Church was consumed. On the North side it hath a good
Curchyard enclosed with a Wall with Rows of Trees about it.
St. Christophers Church.
At the East End of this Church is another narrow Alley, which bears the Name of
Christophers Alley. At the upper End whereof, going down Steps, is a handsome