[Streets.] Aldersgate Ward. [Modern State.]122

[Streets.] Aldersgate Ward. [Modern State.]

some built Inn. This Street runneth Northwards unto the end of Barbican on the East side, and Long lane on the West; where Gosweel street begins. In this Street are a great many Alleys and Courts, and for the describing them, I shall begin at Aldersgate. Castle Inn, very large, and of a considerable resort. In the Yard are several good Houses for private Families: and out of this Yard, is a passage into Jewen street. Harrow Court, very small and indifferent. Cooks Hall, seated over against Little Britain. Grey Hound Court, very mean and ordinary. Cock and Bottle Court, poor and ordinary. Ball Alley, long, narrow, and ordinary. Golden Lion Court, very well built and inhabited on the North side, the East side being open and airy, with Gardens. Deputies Court, or Rose and Rainbow Court, but ordinary. Nettleton Court, pretty large, but ordinary Buildings. Maidenhead Court, large, but indifferent built, with a passage into Crowders Well Alley; from whence one may go into Jewin street, in Cripplegate Ward. George Inn, formerly the White Hart Inn, very large, and convenient for the reception of Coaches, Waggons, and Travellers. It hath Galleries that lead to the Chambers, as customary in many great Inns. There is in Thanet House, which adjoineth to this Inn, a Lace Chamber of very good resort for Buyers and Sellers; and the Inn has most of the Trade which formerly did belong to the George in Little Britain. Trinity Court, pretty open, but indifferently built. Westmoreland Alley, or the Paved Alley, as paved with Free stone; the passage leading through Westmoreland Court into St. Bartholomew's Close. Angel Alley, large, and something narrow towards the upper end; where it hath a passage into Horn Alley, an open place, very long, with low Buildings. About the middle it hath a passage into Cockpit Yard, pretty well built, which gives an Entrance into Jewen street; and that falleth into Redcross street, near unto St. Giles Cripplegate Church; and this is a Street very well built and inhabited: But of this Street there is no more of this Ward than Cockpit Yard, the rest and greatest part being in Cripplegate Ward. Cradle Court, a good handsome open Place, well built, with a Free stone Pavement. Black Horse Alley, but small, and ordinary. Black Horse Court, also small. Half Moon Court, a little open, but mean. Half Moon Alley, but narrow, hath a passage through the Half Moon Tavern into St. Bartholomew's Close. Tongue's Court, very small, with old Buildings. Lauderdale House, or Court, a good large old Building, with a Free stone Court before it. Hare Court, open for Carts, at the upper end it falls into Pauls Alley, and so into Redcross street. Bell Inn, of a pretty goood resort for Waggons with Meal, &c. The Sun Tavern, very large, and of a good Trade.

Castle Inn.

Harrow Court.

Cooks Hall.

Cock and Bottle Court.

Ball Alley.

Golden Lion Court.

Deputies Court.

Nettleton Court.

Maidenhead Court.

George Inn.

Trinity Court.

Westmoreland Alley.

Angel Alley.

Horn Alley.

Cockpit Yard.

Cradle Court.

Black Horse Alley.

Black Horse Court.

Half Moon Court.

Half Moon Alley.

Tongues Court.

Lauderdale House, or Court.

Hare Court.

Pauls Alley.

Bell Inn.

Sun Tavern.

Goswell street, begins at Barbican, where Alsdersgate street ends, and runs up to the Bars, in this Ward, and much further Northwards beyond Old street. The Street is broad, but meanly built and inhabited, especially beyond the Bars. In this Street within the Bars, are these Courts and Places of Name: Cock Inn, hath a good Trade, and resorted unto by Waggons that bring Meal, and other Goods. Devonshire Court, contains two Courts, one within another, and both but small and ordinary. Red Lion Inn, of a pretty good Trade, and hath a large Yard for Coach Houses and Stabling. Through this Yard, is a pasage into Charter House Yard, and another into Long Lane. Beggars Lane, so called, as being the usual Place for Beggars to ply at; this Place being an open passage into the Charter House Yard, and so unto Smithfield Bars, and St. John street; and a great Thoroughfare. Three Cups Inn, of no great Trade. White Horse Yard, a large open Place for Stabling and Coach Houses; and hath in it some Dwelling Houses. Vine Yard, pretty large, but of small Account, having old Houses, and some part not built. Fanns Alley, just without the Bars, as to the Entrance, which is broad enough for Carts, and but indifferently built and inhabited, the South side being in this Ward, and the other in the Liberty of St. Giles Cripplegate. This Alley hath a passage into Bridgwater Street, which leads into Brackley street, and so into Litton street, and thence into Golden Lane; all Places pretty well built with new Brick Houses, and built on the Ground belonging to the House of the Earl of Bridgwater, who resided there before it was all built into Tenements. But all these Streets are in Cripplegate Ward.

Goswel street.

Cock Inn.

Devonshire Court.

Red Lion Inn.

Beggers Lane.

Three Cups Inn.

White Horse Yard.

Vine Yard.

Fanns Alley.

Bridgwater street.

Barbican, a good large Street, cometh out of the upper end of Aldersgate street, and runneth up to Redcross street; a Place of a good Trade for the Salesmen and Brokers for Apparel, both old and new. The part of this Street within the Ward is but little, viz. from the Corner next to Aldersgate street, unto White Lion Court on the North side; which is but mean, with decrepid Houses ready to fall: And Fox and Crown Court on the South side, which is also but ordinary.


White Lion Court.

Fox and Crown Court.

Long Lane, so called for its length, coming out of Aldersgate street against Barbican, and falleth into West Smithfield. A Place also of Note for the sale of Apparel, Linnen, and Upholsters Goods, both Second-hand and New, but chiefly for Old, for which it is of note. This Lane hath but little in this Ward, especially the South side; and the North side takes in the Red Lion Inn, already spoken of.

Long Lane.

Little Britain, comes out of Aldersgate street, by St. Buttolphs Aldersgate Church, and runs up to the Pump; where it openeth into a broad Street, and turning Northwards, runneth up to Duck Lane; having another turning passage to the Lame Hospital, or St. Bartholomew's Hospital. This Street is well built, and much inhabited by Booksellers, especially from the Pump to Duck Lane, which is also taken up by Booksellers for old Books.

Little Brittain.

The Parish Church of St. Buttolphs Aldersgate, seated at the end of this Street, next to Aldersgate street, an old Building. This Church was not burnt in the Fire of London, 1666.

St. Buttolphs Aldersgate Church.

In this Street of Little Britain, are these Courts and Places of Name. The George Inn, which hath also a Passage into Aldersgate street. It hath for many Years had a very good Trade, and a handsome Lace Chamber; whither Lacemen from Buckinghamshire, and other parts, have brought their Goods to sell. Several Stage Coaches from Chester, Lichfield, and Shrewsbury, us'd to Inn there; as also Waggons. But the Innholder being lately removed to the George in Aldersgate street, next to that which was formerly Thanet House, hath carried most of the Trade along with him thither.

George Inn.

Cross Keys Court, a pretty handsome Place, with good Buildings, and Gardens be-

Cross Keys Court.