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[Present state Faringdon Ward within. of this Ward.]

termen ply: And in its Passage to the Water side, takes in several Courts and Yards.

As Banisters Court, which is but ordinary. Opposite to which, is the House of Lady Fitch, Relict of Sir Thomas Fitch, Kt. and Baronet; now, or late, the Dwelling of Dr. Salmon, eminent in his profession of Physick; a good large and handsome Building, with a graceful Front toward the Thames. Hughs Court, hath a passage into Duke Humfreys, which falls into Puddle Dock: And out of Duke Humfreys, is a passage into Cloyster Court, and so into Ireland Yard, which comes into Puddle Dock Hill: And in this passage receives Jacksons Court, Canterbury Court, and Ireland Court, all Places of small Account. And out of Ireland Yard, is Friers Court and New Street, both which are but ordinary, and fall into Shoemakers Row, which comes out of Black Friers in the broad Place, and falls into Creed lane, against Carter lane end. This Shoemakers Row is a Place of some Trade, and pretty well inhabited: And here are some small Courts, as Cob's Court, &c. And out of this Row is Church Entry, but narrow and ordinary; and falls into Glass house Yard, by St., Ann's Church. This a pretty open Place, with good Buildings, and better inhabited than most of the other Places; and hath a passage into Water street, which hath good Buildings, and well inhabited.

Banister Court.

Hughs Court.

Duke Humfreys.

Cloyster Court.

Ireland Yard.

Jacksons Court.

Canterbury Court.

Friers Court.

New Street.

Shoemakers Row.

Cob's Court.

Church Entry.

Glass house Yard.

St. Anns Black Friers Church, being in the Precinct of the Black Friers, and being burnt down in the Fire of London, is not rebuilt; but the Precinct is laid unto the Parish of St. Andrews Wardrobe, next adjoining.

St. Ann's Black Friers

The King's Printing-house Yard, so called from the King's Printing-house there seated; a good convenient and large Building, for that Use. The King's Printers there printing Bibles in all Volumes, also Proclamations, and what concerns the publick Use.

King's Printing House.

The Scotch Hall, a large House, seated as well in Water street, as on the Ditch side; made use of by Scotch Men for some Meeting. Apothecaries Hall, seated almost opposite to the Paved Alley that leadeth to the Ditch side, down Steps, against Bridewel Bridge. This Hall is a good Building, with a fair pair of Gates that leads into an open Court handsomely paved with broad Stones; at the upper end of which is the Hall, and other Appartments. In the corner of Black Friers, by London Wall, is Worley Court, which is but small. And this hath a passage into the Ditch side; the East side of which, all along to the Water side, is in this Parish; and for the generality built with good Houses, and well inhabited. And thus much for the Precinct of Black Friers.

The Scotch Hall.

Apothecaries Hall.

Worley Court.

Ditch side.

Creed lane, formerly called Spurrier Row. It is a Lane pestered with Carts and Carrs to Puddle Dock, and other Wharfs on the Water side, which makes it to be not over well inhabited. The West side is in this Ward, the East in Castle Baynards. Out of this Lane are two passages into Holiday Yard or Court, which is a pretty large Place, but of no great Account: And here are two Courts into it, and both bearing the same Name. This Lane comes out of Ludgate street, against Ave Mary Lane, and falleth into Puddle Dock Hill. On the East side of this Lane is Scallop Court, indifferent good, with a Free-stone passage into Carter lane, against Puddle Dock Hill.

Creed lane.

Holiday Yard.

Scallop Court.

Ave Mary lane hath good Houses, many of which are inhabited by Tradesmen. On the West side is an open square Court, with good Houses, called Stationers Rents. Out of which Court is a passage into Amen Corner, and another into Stationers Hall; a very good Building, having a handsome large Hall, with a Court Room; and other Apartments separate from the Hall, which are made use of for the Stock Books of the Company. Out of this Hall is a passage through Cock Alley into Ludgate street; which Alley is but narrow at the entrance, but against the Hall it is good and airy, fronting the Hall.

Ave Mary lane.

Stationers Rents.

Stationers Hall.

Cock Alley.

Amen Corner, short, but indifferent well built and inhabited, fronting Pater-noster Row. At the upper end was seated the College of Physicians, burned by the general Fire of London. Since which, in that Place, is erected a fair House, now the Seat of a Residentiary of St. Pauls.

Amen Corner.

Warwick lane runneth Northwards into Newgate street; the West Side being in this Ward, and the East in Castle Baynards. On the West side are these Places, Oxford Arms Inn, very considerable, and well resorted unto; the Inn stands backwards, and the passage to it hath small Houses on both sides. Warwick Court, a very handsome, spacious and airy Court, with an open passage for Coaches into it; and is graced with very good large Buildings, well inhabited by Persons of Repute. Physicians College, a very curious Structure: Of which see more in the first Book, where Colleges, Hospitals, &c. are treated of. Then on the East side of this Lane, is White Hart street, which gives a passage into Newgate Market, inhabited by Poulterers, and such Trades whose Dependence is on the Market. Bell Inn, but small, only for Stabling for the Market People's Horses; and this Inn hath a passage into the Market. Crown Inn, also for that purpose, and but small.

Warwick lane.

Oxford Arms Inn.

Warwick Court.

Physicians College.

White Hart street.

Bell Inn.

Crown Inn.

Newgate street, well inhabited by good Tradesmen; it comes out of Cheapside, and Blowbladder street, and runs to Newgate, the City Goal for Malefactors; as also for the County of Middlesex for the like Criminals, and likewise for Debtors. It is a large Prison, and made very strong, the better to secure such Sort of Criminals, which too much fills it. Insomuch that the Debtors are crowded amongst them, except they have large Purses to be in the Press Yard; which is a Place for the better Sort, or such as can well gratify the Keepers extravagant Demands. And 'tis great pity, that many an honest Man, that through Misfortunes of the World, hath contracted Debts more than he can pay, should be confined to such a Place, amongst such ill People, and to hear their Cursings and Blasphemies; and that no other Prison is provided for them. Of this Prison see more in the first Book, where the City Gates and Posterns are mentioned and taken notice of. Adjoining to this Prison, on the North side, is Swan Yard, a pretty long Court, but ordinary. Phenix Court, adjoining to Newgate on the South side, a good handsome Place, with Free-stone Pavement, and good Houses. Oxford Arms Inn and Crown Inn by Warwick lane, both ordinary, and only for the Market Peoples Horses.

Newgate street.

Newgate Prison.

The Press Yadd.

Swar Yard.

Phenix Court.

Oxford Arms Inn.

Crown Inn.

The Part of Newgate street, from Cheapside Conduit, a little above St. Martins le Grand, unto the Shambles, was called Blowbladder street, from the Bladders there sold in former Times.

Blowbladder street.

The Butchers inhabiting in this Street, have their Slaughter Houses in Butchers Hall lane, formerly called Stinking lane, from the Nastiness of the Place; but now it is kept pretty clean, and here the Company of Butchers have their Hall. This Lane cometh out of Newgate street, and passing by Christ Church, into

Butchers Hall lane.

Butchers Hall.