[Old Baily.] Faringdon Ward without. [S. Andrews Holbourn.]247

[Old Baily.] Faringdon Ward without. [S. Andrews Holbourn.]
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and that they should make their Report, and give their Opinions touching the said Matter, and in whom the Right rested.

And the Chief Justices having advisedly weighed and considerd the several Proofs, and afterwards being present in the Star Chamber, together with the said Sir Nicolas Bacon, and Sir Walter Mildmay, the 9th of June, in the 12th of the Queen, Anno 1570. did make Report and Declaration of their Opinion, touching the said Controversy: Viz.

That the Right of the Law, as far as they could yet discern, stood for the said Maior and Communalty: And that the said Tenements, called Ely Rents, in Holborn, were and be within the Liberties, Franchises, and Jurisdiction of the said City, for and concerning the Matter in Controversy.

It was therefore by the Arbitrators (except the said Earl, who was then absent, and the said Bishop and his Counsel being likewise absent) ordered and decreed, the said 9th of June, That the said Maior and Commonalty of the City of London, and their Successors, should from thenceforth peaceably and quietly have, use, enjoy, and exercise, within the said Tenements, all and every such Liberties, Customs and Jurisdictions, as they may use within any other Place, within the Liberty and Freedom of London; without any trouble to their Servants, Tenants, and Officers, until such time as the said Bishop, or his Successors, shew forth better Matter for their Parts and Defence in the Premisses.]

Next, beyond this Manour of Ely house, is Lither lane, turning into the Field. Then is Furnival's Inn, now called an Inn of Chancery, but sometime belonging to Sir Will. Furnival, Kt. and Thomasin his Wife; who had in Oldbourn two Messuages, and thirteen Shops, as appeareth by Record of Richard II. in the 6th of his Reign.

Lither lane.

Furnival's Inn, an Inn of Chancery.

Then is the Earl of Bath's Inn, now called Bath Place, of late (for the most part) new builded; and so the the Bars.

The Earl of Bath's Inn.

Now again from Newgate, on the Left hand, or South side, lieth the Old Baily, which runneth down by the Wall, upon the Ditch of the City, called Hounds Ditch, to Ludgate. I have not read how this Street took that Name, but it is like to have risen of some Court of old time there kept. And I find, that in the Year 1356. the 34th of Edward III. the Tenement and Ground upon Hounds ditch, bewteen Ludgate on the South, and Newgate on the North, was appointed to John Cambridge, Fishmonger, Chamberlain of London. Whereby it seemeth, that the Chamberlains of London have there kept their Courts, as now they do in the Guild Hall. And to this Day, the Maior and Justices of this City, keep their Sessions in a part thereof, now called the Sessions hall, both for the City of London and Shire of Middlesex. Over against the which House, on the Right Hand, turneth down St. George's lane, towards Fleet lane.

Old Baily.

Hounds Ditch.

The Chamberlain's House and Court in the Old Baily.

The Sessions Hall.

In this St. George's lane, on the North side thereof, remaineth yet an old Wall of Stone, inclosing a piece of Ground up Seacoal lane, wherein (by report) soemtime stood an Inn of Chancery. Which House being greatly decayed, and standing remote from other Houses of that Profession, the Company removed to a common Hostery, called of the Sign, our Lady Inn, not far from Clements Inn; which they procured from Sir John Fineox, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. And since have held it of the Owners, by the Name of the New Inn, paying therefore six Pounds Rent by the Year, as Tenants at their own Will. For more (as is said) cannot be gotten of them; and much less will they be put from it.

St. George's lane, an Inn of Chancery there.

Original of New Inn.

An Inn of Chancery .

Beneath this St. George's lane, the Lane called Fleet lane, windeth South by the Prison of the Fleet, into Fleet street, by Fleet bridge.

Lower down into the Old Baily, is at this present a Standard of Timber, with a Cock, or Cocks, delivering fair Spring Water to the Inhabitants; and is the waste of the Water serving the Prisoners in Ludgate.

A Standard of Spring Water in the Old Baily.

Next, out of high Street, turneth down a Lane, called the Little Baily, which runneth down to the East end of St. George's lane.

The next is Seacoal lane, I think, called Lime burners lane, of burning Lime there with Seacoal. For I read in Record of such a Lane to have been in the Parish of St. Sepulchre; and there yet remaineth in this Lane an Alley, called Lime burners Alley.

Seacoal lane, or Lime burners lane, sometime so called.

Near unto this Seacoal lane, in the turning towards Oldbourn Conduit, is Turnagain lane, or rather, as in a Record of the 5th of Edward III. Windagain lane; for that it goeth down West to Fleet Dike, from whence, Men must turn again the same Way they came, for there it is stopped.

Windagain lane.

Then the high Street turneth down Snor Hill, to Oldbourn Conduit, and from thence to Oldbourn Bridge. Beyond the which Bridge, on the Left hand is Shoe lane, by the which Men pass from Oldbourn to Fleetstreet, by the Conduit there.

Snor lane.

Shoe lane.

In this Shoe lane, on the Left hand, is one old House, called Oldbourn Hall; it is now letten out into divers Tenements.

Oldbourn Hall.

In this Shoe lane was a Messuage called Bangor House, situate in St. Andrews Holbourn Parish; belonging formerly, as it seems, to the Bishops of that See; with a considerable quantity of wast Ground about it. Which Messuage, after a term of Years then unexpired, Sir John Barksted, Kt. did in the Year 1647. purchase of the Trustees for Sale of Bishops Lands, with the said waste Ground thereunto belonging, containing in length 168 Foot of Assize, and in breadth from East to West, 164 Foot of Assize, more or less, with a purpose to build thereupon, at the expiration of the Lease. The Building there, being the chief Advantage he exepcted to make by the said Purchase. As appeared in an Act of Parliament made Anno 1656. against new Buildings in and about the Suburbs. Wherein a Proviso was made for him, in respect of his Purchase, having given more than otherwise he would have done, but upon his purpose of erecting Messuages and Tenements thereupon: And in Consideration that the said Place being at that present both dangerous and noisome to the Passengers, and Inhabitants near adjoining.]

Bangor House in Shoe lane.

J. S.

The Parish Church of St. ANDREWS Holborn.


On the other side, at the very Corner, standeth the Parish Church of St. Andrew; in the which Church, or near thereunto, was sometime kept a Grammar School; as appeareth in another Place, by a Patent, made (as I have shewed) for the erection of Schools.

St. Andrew Oldbourn.

Grammar School in Oldbourn.

In this Church, about 300 Years ago, were divers Altars, besides the High Altar; as the Altar of St. Mary, the Altar of St. John Baptist, St. Nicolas's Altar. There were also belonging to it divers Chaplains and Clerks, to sing Masses, and pray for the Souls of the De-

Altars in this Church.

J. S.