[Present State Queen Hith Ward. of this Ward.]218

[Present State Queen Hith Ward. of this Ward.]

through the Heart of this Ward, as it doth that of the Vintry; and the Lanes, Alleys, Hills, and Courts, as they lie on each side, shall be specified; beginning at the West end, and on the South side.

This Street enjoyeth a good Trade, and hath a great Resort, occasioned by the several Wharfs on the Water side: and therefore much pestered with Carts. Black Boy Alley, long and narrow, having a great Diers at the lower end. Boss Alley, also long and narrow, with a Diers by the Thames side. Betwixt this Place and Black Boy Alley, is a large passage to Wood Wharf. Robin Hood Court, but very ordinary. Trig Stairs, so called from the Stairs on the Water side, which is indifferently well supplied by Watermen. The Lane is pretty open, reasonably well built and inhabited. Castle Lane, pretty broad for Carts, having a Wood Wharf at the lower end; the Buildings are but ordinary, as are the Inhabitants. George Yard, being good and large, and taken up by Timber Merchants and Wood Wharfs at the lower end. Broken Wharf. By this is a Water House to convey the Thames Water in Pipes. Which of late Years hath been much improved, as to the Revenue, to what it was at first, by the Industry of those concerned therein; but not managed without a great Charge, in keeping so many Servants, and Horses for the forcing the Water up into the Cistern at the top of the Building, which is very lofty.

Thames street.

Black Boy Alley.

Boss Alley.

Robin Hood Court.

Trig Stairs and Lane.

Castle Lane.

George Yard.

Broken Wharf.

Brooks's Wharf leadeth also to the River Thames, having a large Wharf, with Keys therein, for the landing of Corn, Malt, and other Goods, thither brought in considerable Quantities. For which it is of great Resort.

Brooks's Wharf.

Eastwards from the Water House, is High Timber Street, or Hith, so called from the Timber or Boards there taken up and wharfed. The Place is but ordinary, and serveth as a passage to other Places which lead to the Wharfs; as Dunghill Lane, Brokers Wharf, and Hamonds Lane, formerly called Stew Lane, from a Stew, or Hot house there kept; all Places of ordinary Account. And from this Lane is a passage to Queen Hith, called the Dark Lane: And here is Boydens's Wharf.

High Timber street.

Dunghil lane.

Brokers Wharf.

Hamond's lane.

Dark lane.

Boyden's Wharf

Queen Hith, a great Reception for Western Barges, Lighters, and Boats, which brings a considerable Resort and Trade to the Place. Here is a great Meal Market, having the Conveniency for stowage of the Goods thither brought to be sold by the said Vessles. The Market House is commodiously seated by the Water side, and before it an open Yard for Carts to carry off the Goods there sold; and round about the Yard, except the South side next the Thames, are Rows of Houses, well inhabited; besides good store of Publick Houses, for reception of People that thither resort about Business, next the Stairs.

Queen Hith.

Eastward of Queen Hith, is Pump Court or Yard, a small Place, which cometh out of Queen Hith, and falleth into Townsend Lane, an open Place for Carts to the Wharf; and this is the Eastern Limits of this Ward.

Pump Court.

Townsend lane.

Then on the North side are these Places. Bowling Alley, a small Place, which falls into Sugar loaf Court, now taken up for a Brewhouse.

Bowling Alley.

Sugar loaf Court.

St. Michael Queen Hith Church, rebuilt since the great Fire; a good handsome well built Church, of Freestone, having on the top of the Steeple a small Free stone Spire, with a Ship upon a Ball all gilt with Gold. To this Church and Parish is that of Trinity united.

St. Michael Queen Hith Church.

Little Trinty Lane comes out of Great Trinity Lane, and falls into Thames street, by St. Michaels Queen Hith Church. This Lane is well built and inhabited. Here is seated Painter Stainers Hall, a good handsome Building, with a large Garden on the North side. Opposite to this Hall, is Trinity Court, a pretty handsome Palce, with a Free stone Pavement. And adjoining to the said Hall, is Huggin Alley, but small, which hath a passage into Huggin Lane. Cowden's Rents, very ordinary.

Little Trinity lane.

Painter Stainers Hall.

Trinity Court.

Huggin Alley.

Cowden's Rents.

Trinity Church, seated at the North-East Corner of Little Trinity Lane. This Church was destroyed in the Fire of London, and since rebuilt, and made use of by the Swedes, and other Lutherans, for Divine Worship; as the French and Dutch have certain Churches in and about this City. But the Parish is united unto St. Michaels Queen Hith: And the Church is now not called Trinity Church, but the Lutheran Church, and known by that Name.

Trinity Church.

The Lutheran Church.

Huggin lane, formerly called Spooners lane, comes out of Great Trinity lane, and falls into Thames street, a Lane of good Account. On the East side is Faircloth Court, very small, with a Free stone Pavement. Star Yard, very ordinary; hath a passage into Breadstreet hill.

Huggin lane.

Faircloth Court.

Star Yard.

Breadstreet Hill, a Place well built, and inhabited by good Tradesmen, mostly Wholesale.

Breadstreet Hill.

On the West side of this Hill, was the Parish Church of St. Nicolas Olaves; the Church was destroyed in the dreadful Fire of London, and not rebuilt, but the Parish is united unto St. Nicolas Cole Abby.

St. Nicolas Olaves Church.

More Southward, is a very handsome square Court, with three large Houses; now called Meigley's Court, from one of that Name inhabiting there.

Meigley's Court.

Five Foot lane, so called, for that the West end was but five Foot broad. It hath its chief Entrance out of Thames street, and with a turning passage leads into Fishstreet hill. It hath another passge out of Breadstreet hill, by St. Nicolas Olaves Churchyard; and another into Old Fishstreet, through Star Court, which is but small.

Five Foot lane.

Star Court.

Fishstreet Hill, a well inhabited Place, comes out ot Old Fishstreet, and runs down into Thames street; on the East side is Five Foot lane, as aforesaid.

Fishstreet Hill.

More Southward, was the Parish Church of St. Mary Mounthaw, or Mounthaunt. It was destroyed in the Fire of London, and not rebuilt, the Parish being united to St. Mary Somerset; and the Ground on which it stood, being inclosed for a Burial Place for the Inhabitants; as most of the Churches not rebuilt are.

St. Mary Mounthaunt.

Labour in vain Yard, a large Place, having at the upper end, on the North side, a good handsome Court, with private Houses; the Southern Part being taken up with Stablings, where it hath a passage into Lambeth or Lambart hill. Dove Court, a pretty handsome Place, adjoining to the Labour in vain Yard. Bell Alley, long and ordinary, adjoining to Fishstreet hill.

Labour in vain Yard.

Dove Court.

Bell Alley.

But in Thames street, over against Broken Wharf, is seated the Parish Church of St. Mary Somerset, a good Free stone Building, having a very graceful Steeple, built with eight Pinacles on the Battlements, the four Corners differing from the rest, which makes it Graceful to the Eye of the Beholder.

St. Mary Somerset Church.

It was destroyed in the general Fire of London, and rebuilt as aforesaid. To this Church and Parish, that of St. Mary Mounthaut, is united.