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ordinary, taken up by Carmen, for Stabling for their Horses. Sugar loaf Court,
ordinary; hath a passage into Gun Alley, and so into Little Moorfields. Seven
very mean. Sugar loaf Alley, small and ordinary. Butlers Alley, leadeth into
already treated of. Car Yard, a pretty large place for Stabling. Cock Alley,
very small and
mean. Vine Court, and Maidenhead Court, both which are lately built with pretty
Houses; having each a passage into Little Moorfields, through Half Moon Alley.
Seven Star Court.
Maiden head Court.
Grubstreet, very long, coming out of Foresteet, and running, Northwards, into
street; but some small part, to wit, from Sun Alley to Chiswell street, is not
in the Ward,
but in the Liberty of Finsbury. This Street, taking in the whole, is but
indifferent, as to its
Houses and Inhabitants; and sufficiently pestered with Courts and Alleys, the
which are as followeth.
Lunds Alley, long and ordinary, falls into Moor lane. Honysuckle Court, pretty
with new built Houses. Flower de lis Court, very small and ordinary. Little
but mean. Flying Horse Court, long but ordinary built; and, by consequence, the
Inhabitants answerable. George Inn, for Livery Horses. Nags Head Inn, lately
and fitted up handsome; with good Stables, both for Livery Horses, and a Horse
being built out of a Place called Soldiers Court, which was before old and
Flower de lis Court.
Flying horse Court.
Nags head Inn.
Over against the Pump, is a pretty good Court, without a Name. Oakley Court,
open; the greatest part, at present, unbuilt, and lying wast. Butlers Alley,
ordinary; giving a passage into Moor lane, where it is pretty broad. Cross Keys
indifferent large, and old built; leads into Halfmoon Alley, and so into
Maidendhead Court, pretty handsome, and indifferent well built and inhabited.
Alley, small, but indifferent good. Haberdashers Square, very genteel, with new
Houses. The Court is square, and inclosed in with Palisade Pales, except a
passage to the Houses round about; and in the midst is a Dial. This Court was
made out of
two old ones, viz. Paviers Court, and Robin Hood Court. Sun Alley, but small.
Cross keys Court.
Great Bell Alley.
Whitecross street, a good Place, pretty well built and inhabited. It begins in
runs Northwards into Oldstreet; which is of a very great length. But the part
Ward, goeth but a little beyond Beech lane, where the City Posts are set up; as
they are in
Grubstreet, and in Golden lane, being the Circuits of this Freedom.
White cross street.
In this Street are these Courts and Alleys, viz, Cross Keys Inn, pretty large,
and of an
indifferent Trade, with some private Houses in it. Cock Alley, leads into
as also into Fore street; where it is mentioned under the Name of Great Cock
Leg Court, or Yard, being long and open, with good Houses. Kings Arms Yard,
large, with ordinary old Buildings, chiefly for Car Men. Peacock Brewhouse, a
handsome convenient Building, and of a considerable Trade. Kings Head Court,
well built, with a Free stone Pavement. Cross Keys Court, pretty large, and
Grubstreet, where it is spoken of. Half Moon Alley, but ordinary; falls into
Court, and thence into Grubstreet, by a passage newly made by the Consent of the
Landlords. This Alley also falls into Horseshooe Alley, which is also very
Alley, a pretty good and open Place, containing some Courts within it; as George
&c. which is but mean. And this Alley, by a passage newly made, falls into
seated in Redcross street. Anabaptist Court, long, but ordinary. Castle Court,
Yard, but small. Red Rose Court, indifferently large, but mean. White Rose
and ordinary. Fern's Yard, a Place only for refining of Lead.
Cross keys Inn.
Three Leg Court.
Kings Arms Yard.
Kings head Court.
Cross keys Court.
Half Moon Alley
Red Rose Court.
Beech lane, comes out of Whitecross street, and falls into Redcross street, over
Barbican; a Place of slender Account as to Trade or Resort, and but indifferent
as to its
White Rose Court.
Ship Yard, but ordinary; having a long passage into a small Court. Glovers Hall
pretty large Place. Kings Head Court, pretty large, and well built; hath a
passage into Red
Lyon Court, lying on the Manour of Finsbury.
Glovers hall Court.
Kings head Court.
Golden lane, of no great Account, either for Buildings or Inhabitants. It comes
Redcross street, and runs up into Oldstreet; but the part of this Ward, goeth no
Angel Alley, which is by the City Posts.
The Courts and Alleys in this Lane, are, Jacob's Well Alley, very mean. Cocks
Court, pretty large, and well built; hath a Door and Passage, by sufferance,
Redcross Tavern in Barbican. Black Raven Court, pretty handsome, but small.
Court, a good open Place, Sun Court, long, and in some places pretty broad: It
Red Lion Market, which is in the Lordship. Near to this Place is the Sun
also Three Arrows Brewhouse, both of a good Trade. Dinon's Rents, very small
ordinary. Vine Court, indifferent good.
Jacobs Well Alley.
Co ks head Court.
Black Raven Court.
Red Lion Market.
Three Arrows Brewhouse.
Litton street, a pretty good Place, not long built; being made out of Bridgwater
Garden. Which said Street runs into Brackley street, and thence into Bridgwater
built out of Bridgwater House and Ground. Bell Alley, very ordinary.
Barbican, a good broad Street, well inhabited by Tradesmen, especially Salesmen
Apparel, both new and old. It comes out of Aldersgatestreet, against Long lane,
into Redcross street; but the part in this Ward, goeth but to the City Posts.
Redcross street, is the Watch house, where formerly stood a Watch Tower, called
Burghkenning, i.e. Barbican, for the security of the City in those parts.
The Tower of Burghkenning.
In this Street are these Places of Name, Garter Court, pretty large, containing
and both so called; which are indifferent good. Bridgwater Square, a very
Place, with very good Buildings, well inhabited. The middle is neatly inclosed
Palisado Pales, and set round with Trees; which renders the Place very
delightful. At the
North West corner, is a passage into Bridgwater street; and in the South East
corner of the
Square, is another passage into Charles street; and from thence into Brackley
street: Out of
which Place, is a passage through Litton street, into Golden lane. And on the
East side of
Charles street, is a short Street, which has the Name of Silver street; being a
Place of no
great Account. And where this Square is, stood the House of the Earl of
Three Pigeons Court, both small and ordinary. Plough Alley, long and mean.
head Court, also long and ordinary. Fox and Crown Court, long and mean.
Court, pretty good, and well inhabited. Play House Yard, long, with old
Three Pigeons Court.
Blue Boars head Court.
Fox and Crown Court.