|[Chief Streets.] Vintrie Ward. ||13
And now for the modern Condition of this Vintry Ward.
This Ward, as doth appear by the Map, is bounded on the East by Dowgate Ward, on
South by the River of Thames, on the West by Queen Hith Ward, and on the North,
Cordwainers Ward. The chief Streets in this Ward are Thames street, and New
street, Then Garlick Hill, and Colledge-hill, St. Thomas Apostles, in which said
and Hills, are several Lanes, Courts and Alleys.
Thames street runneth through the heart of this Ward from East to West. Being a
before noted, well Inhabited by able Tradesmen: the part in this Ward is from
lane in the East where Dowgate Ward joyns unto it, and to Townsend lane in the
where Queen hith Ward begins. In this part of Thames street, within this Ward,
places. Shepherds Alley, long and narrow, but indifferent good. Black Swan
indifferent well built, and wide enough for Boats to pass to the River side;
formerly a large house called Worcester house, as belonging to the Earls of
from thence so called: now converted into Tenements, and here the Fruiterers
Hall. Anchor lane, long and narrow, running down to the Thames: It was formerly
Palmers lane; and here the Plumbers have their Hall. Vintners Hall seated in
now a curious large Building, which encloseth a large square Court, with a
Free-stone pavement. The North side fronts the street, where there is a curious
Gates, with Free-stone Pillars on each side wreathed with Grapes and Leaves, and
each of the Pillars are 3 Tuns, with a Bacchus sitting thereon; behind the Hall
Buildings, is a Garden, from which is a passage to the Thames; where there is a
stairs. And being thus open, hath a curious propect into the Thames.
Black Swan alley.
New Queen-street, commonly called the Three Cranes in the Vintry. a good open
especially that part next Cheap-side, which is best built, and inhabited; but it
hath no more
in this Ward than a little beyond St. Thomas Apostles, the rest of this street
Cordwainers Ward, and Cheap Ward: At the lower end of the street, next the
Thames, is a
pair of Stairs, the usual place for the Lord Maior and Aldermen to take Water
at, to go to
Westminster Hall, for the new Lord Maior to be sworn before the Barons of the
Exchequer. This place with the 3 Cranes is now of some account for the
where they have their Ware-houses for their Fruit.
New Queen street.
Church-Lane, so called, as seated over against St. Martins Vintry Church, a long
narrow Lane, which leadeth to the River of Thames, out of this place is a
passage into new
Three Crane Lane, long and narrow, running down to the Thames, where there is a
Stairs; this Lane is also taken up by Costermongers; about the middle of the
Lane is a
passage into Church lane; as also into Brick hill lane: over against this Lane
was the Church
of St. Martin in the Vintry; it is in the Diocess of London: The Abbot of
Patron, and the Dismes xxvis. viiid. This Church was consumed in the Fire of
1666, and not rebuilt, but the Parish united to St. Michael Royal.
Three Crane lane.
S. Martins Vintry.
Brick hill lane, a pretty open place, with good Buildings, and runneth down
almost to the
Thames. Near unto this Lane, is a good handsome house, at present made use of
Royal Fishery Company of England.
Emperors head lane, narrow and ordinary, with a passage to the Thames. Tennis
Fryars lane, runneth down almost to the Thames, where there is a Dyers, and
Dowgate. In this Lane is the entrance into Joyners Hall, a pretty neat
Building, with a
handsome, but small Court before it, having a Free-stone pavement, and a pair of
the Entrance, with carved Figures at the top of the side posts, but the Hall is
Emperors head lane.
Tennis Court lane.
The North side of Thames street hath these places; Little Elbow lane, which
falls into Great
Elbow lane, and so into College Hill by St. Michael Royal Church, both which
indifferent. The East part of this Lane is in Dowgate Ward. This Church of St.
Royal is a curious Free-stone Building, having Battlements with turned Pillars,
with a lofty
towered Steeple of Free-stone.
Little Elbow lane.
Great Elbow lane.
St. Michaels Royal Church.
It is a Peculiar of Canterbury, the Wardens of the Company of Mercers were the
The Church was destroyed in the general Conflagration: and is now rebuilt as
which Parish is that of St. Martins in the Vintry united.
College Hill comes out of St. Thomas Apostles, falls into Thames street: a place
and inhabited by Merchants and others. On the West side is Maiden lane, which
New Queens street, and falls into Garlick Hill by St. James Garlick Hithe
Church. Out of
this Lane is a passage into Thames street, and another into Maiden head Court
which is but
ordinary; on the East side of Colledge Hill is St. Michaels Royal Church, and
against the said Church, is Buckingham house, so called as being bought by the
of Buckingham and where he some time resided upon a particular humour: It is a a
large and graceful Building, late the Seat of Sir John Lethulier an eminent
time Sheriff and Alderman of London, deceased.
Maiden head Court.
St. Thomas Apostles, of which there are two, viz. Great St. Thomas Apostles
which is in
this Ward, and little St. Thomas Apostles which is in Cordwainer Ward. This
Thomas Apostles is a good handsome Street, and well inhabited, on the North side
seated the Church of St. Thomas Apostles, which, before its being burnt in the
of London, stood in the middle of New Queenstreet, a street made since the said
Fire out of
Soper lane, &c. for a streight passage to the waterside from Guild hall.
St Thomas Apostles.
St. Thomas Apostles.
New Queens street.
This Church not being built, the Parish is united unto St. Mary Aldermary.
In this street of Great St. Thomas Apostles are these places: Black Lyon Inn,
Baldwins yard, a good handsome open Court, with good Buildings at the upper end.
Blunderbuss alley on the East side of St. Thomas Church yard, very small.
Court, a pretty large open place, with a Free-stone passage into Budge Row,
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