|Borough of Southwark. St Georges Parish. The Mint. ||31
dark Passage. FRYINGPAN ALLEY goes in with a narrow dark Passage, but within
is an open Court, with two or three old Houses on one side, which are but poorly
Inhabited. NAGS HEAD ALLEY, a pretty open Place, indifferent well built, hath a
turning Passage into Shaws Court, and so into St. Margaret's Hill. GRIFFON INN
but small, only for Hackney Horses, and Livery Stables.
Frying pan Alley.
Nags head Alley.
KENT STREET so called as being seated in the Road out of Kent into Southwark, a
Street very long, but ill Built, chiefly Inhabited by Broom Men, and Mumpers. But
here are divers large Yards wherein are vast Stocks of Birch, Heath and some only of
Broom Staves which the Master Broom Men dispose of to those that make the Brooms.
In this Street are these Places MAIDEN HEAD ALLEY, long, narrow, ordinary Built
and Inhabited. CROSS KEYS ALLEY hath a dirty narrow Entrance, and with a long
turning Passage goes into Red Bull Alley, very meanly built and inhabited by Broom
Men. BLACK BEAR ALLEY, also sorrily Built and Inhabited. hath a dark and
narrow Entrance, but within it is an open Place. WHITE HORSE ALLEY, hath
likewise a dark Entrance, but within 'tis an open Place, with two or three mean Houses.
RED BULL ALLEY, mean and ordinary, hath a dark Entrance, but within there are two
or three little Courts, which bear the same Name. ROYAL OAK COURT, a a little
square Place, with old sorry Timber Houses meanly Inhabited. HORNS YARD, a
small clean Place containing three or four Houses on one side which are indifferent.
RED LYON YARD, being a little narrow Passage to the Gardens behind.
CATHARINE WHEEL ALLEY, also a long narrow Passage to the Gardens. WHITE
BEAR ALLEY, an open Place, containing ten or twelve Houses the Habitation of poor
Cross Keys Alley.
Black Bear Alley.
White Horse Alley.
Red Bull Alley.
Royal Oak Court.
Red Lyon Yard.
Catharine Wheel Alley.
BLACKMANS STREET runs from St. Georges Church almost unto Newington, the
Street is broad, but the Buildings and Inhabitants not much to be boasted of; the End
next to Newington hath the West side open to St. Georges Fields; being rather a Road
than a Street. Here are these Places beginning at the East side next to St. Georges
The SWAN BREWHOUSE. ARROW ALLEY, a little narrow Place, very meanly
Built and Inhabited. BLACK SPREAD EAGLE COURT, a pretty open Place and
indifferent good. GIRFFINS ALLEY, very long and narrow, with old Timber
Houses, ordinary Inhabited. DOLPHIN YARD, a pretty open Place, but very
indifferent. LAMB ALLEY an open Place, also well Built and Inhabited. CROSS
SHOVEL ALLEY, small narrow, and ordinary. WHITE HORSE ALLEY, very mean,
with a narrow Passage. TWO BREWERS YARD alos of mean Account, with a narrow
Passage. REDCROSS ALLEY, now
pulled down, in order to Rebuild. UNICORN INN, very neat and fine, being adorned
with carved Figures, and sundry sorts of Birds stuft, and set about, as if they were
alive, with a small Ship, such as are hung in great Halls. ROCK YARD small and very
mean. DRAPERS ALMS HOUSES, being erected for four Men, and twelve Women,
their Allowance being 5s. per Month; at the end of the House is a Chappel where one of
the four Men reads Prayers every day, for which he hath 12d. per Month more. The
West side of Blackman's street beginning next to St. George's Fields are these Places.
BROAD YARD, a dirty but open Place containing about five or six Houses; hath a
Passage into CROWN INN which is but small, with a Passage likewise into St.
George's Fields. DIRTY LANE, only a Passage, or Road along by the Mint, and St.
George's Fields into Gravel Lane. BEARS FOOT ALLEY, hath a narrow Entrance,
and contains ten small Houses, all built in a Row like unto Alms Houses. PEACHES
WOOD YARD, pretty large. AXE YARD hath a narrow Entrance. but is very clenn
and airy within, with pretty good Buildings. ROSE ALLEY, narrow, small, and
ordinary. ROBIN HOOD COURT, containing three small Houses, reasonably
Inhabited, hath a narrow Passage.
Black Spread Eagle Court.
Cross Shovel Alley.
White Horse Alley.
Two Brewers Yard.
Drapers Alms Houses.
Peaches Wood Yard.
Robin Hood Court.
The MINT, generally so taken, is very large, containing several Streets and Alleys; In
this Tract of Ground called the Mint, stood the Duke of Suffolk's House. The chief
Street in the Mint is so called, being that which gives an Entrance into it out of
Blackman's street; It is long and narrow, running into Lombart street, thence into
Suffolk street, and also into George street, which said Suffolk street and George street
have open Passages into St. George's Fields: Then on the North side are several Places
intended to be built, several Foundations of Houses being laid, but whether they will be
finished, is a Question. PEALE YARD of which there are two, one within another, and
both small and ordinary. SOULS YARD, a little open Place with two Houses.
ACORN ALLEY, but small, runs into Birdcage Alley, and so into Harrow Alley.
BIRDCAGE ALLEY, very well built, with Gardens behind. HARROW ALLEY goes
into Mint street, it hath good Buildings with Gardens to them, and here is a small Court
which bears the same Name. CROOKED LANE, very narrow and mean both to
Buildings and Inhabitants. WHELERS RENT, very ordinary, hath its Entrance into
Mint street. BLUE BALL ALLEY, very ordinary, with several Turnings amongst the
Gardens; at the upper End of the Mint are several Streets, which are pretty good, as
already taken notice of, viz. Lombard street, Suffolk street, and George street.
Bird Cage Alley.
Blue Ball Alley.