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at the Funerals of any of the Governours of this Hospital, to whom the Care of the Management is committed, according to the Donor's Will. And these Houses have Backsides or Gardens, with a handsome Walk, and a Row of Trees before them; the Chapel and School is in the Midst.

Also in Tuthil Fields, more towards Cabbage Lane, are Alms Houses for twenty poor People, all single, that is for ten Men and ten Women, each the Allowance of 10l. a Year. And to each there are two pretty Gardens, besides a large one let out to a Gardiner by Lease, for which each Person's Share is 3s. 9d. every Quarter. These Alms Houses were the Charity of Anne Lady Dacres, the Wife of Gregory Lord Dacres, of the South. Who settled Lands, in her Life, to the Value of 100l. per Ann. for their Maintenance. In the Midst is a Chapel for the reading of Prayers twice a Day: Of these twenty Alms People the Parish of Chelsey hath the putting in of two, the Parish of Hayes as many, and this Parish of St. Margaret's the remaining sixteen. The Management of this Hospital is committed to the Care of the Lord Maior and Aldermen of London.

Lady Dacre's Alms Houses.

In these Fields there is another Hospital called the Green Coats Hospital, erected by King Charles the First, but endowed by King Charles the Second, for twenty-five Boys and six Girls, with a Schoolmaster to teach them.

Green Coats Hospital.

Adjoining to this Hosiptal is Bridewel; a Place for the Correction of such idle and loose Livers, as are taken up within this Liberty of Westminster, and thither sent by the Justices of the Peace for Correction; which is whipping, and beating of Hemp, (a Punishment very well suited to Idleness;) and are thence discharged by Order of the Justices, as they in their Wisdom find Occasion. The Keeper of this Bridewel is Mr. Reading.


In Tuthil Fields, which is a large spacious Place, there are certain Pesthouses; now made Use of by twelve poor Men and their Wives, as long as it shall please God to keep us from the Plague. These Pesthouses are built near the Meads, as remote from People.

The Pesthouses.

Stretton Grounds, a good, handsome, long, well built, and inhabited Street, which runneth up to Tuthil Fleds, almost against the New Workhouse, for employing poor People; and hath on the West a Passage into the new Artillery Ground, a pretty large Enclosure, made Use of by those that delight in Military Exercises.

Stretton Ground

New Artillery Ground.

Paire-street, narrow and short, which cometh out of Stretton Grounds, and falls into Duck Lane which is seated betwixt Orchard-street and Peter-street, a Place of no great Account.


Duck Lane.

Pye-street, lieth between Duck Lane and great St. Ann's Lane, better built than inhabited.


New Pye-street, is a Passage from Old Pye-steet into Orchard-street, a pretty, handsome, new built Place.

New Pye-street.

Perkin's Rents, comes out of Pye-street, and falls into Peter-street, a Place of no great Account.

Perkin's Rents.

Little St. Ann's Lane, lieth between Peter-street and Old Pye-street; but ordinarily built and inhabited: Out of this Lane is a narrow and long Passage into Great St. Ann's Lane, called Aldings Alley.

Little St. Ann's Lane.

Alding's Alley.

Great St. Ann's Lane, a pretty, handsome, well built, and inhabited Place.

Great St. Ann's Lane.

Orchard-street, very long, with good Buildings, which are well inhabited: On the North Side is a Place called New Way, which hath Houses on the West Side, the East being Sir Robert Pye's Garden-Wall.


The New Way.

New Tuthil street, a good handsome well built Place, which lieth betwixt Orchard-street and Old Tuthil-street.

New Tuthil-street.

Dacre's-street, but short, comes out Chapel-street, and falls into New Tuthil-street: On the South Side is a Place called Prince Rupert's Stables, which hath a Passage into Orchard-street, now converted into a Brewhouse.


Prince Rupert's Stables.

Peter street very long, and indifferent broad, especially that Part next to Tuthil Fields, from which it passeth by Duck Lane, and falleth into Wood street, and thence to the Mill Bank; and on the South Side it receiveth these Places, viz. Horn Court, Tomkin's Yard, Moor's Yard, and Laundrey's Alley; all of ordinary Account.


Horn Court.

Tomkin's Yard.

Moor's Yard.

Laundrey's Alley.

The Bowling Alley falls into Great Deans Yard, in the North: It is well built and inhabited; in which are Oliver's Yard, and a Place called Back Alley, both ordinary.

The Bowling Alley.

Oliver's Yard.

Back Alley.

Masham-street, long and streight, with good Buildings, well inhabited; it comes out of Peter-street, and falls into the Road which leadeth to the Horse Ferry.


Tufton-street, a good large and open Place, having on the East Side a Row of well built Houses, but the West Side, as yet, is unbuilt: In this Street is Bennet's Yard, very ordinary.


Bennet's Yard.

Market street, falls into the Mill Bank, and is but ordinary,


Vine street, a pretty handsome open Place, which also falls into Mill Bank: On the South Side is Campaine Alley, which goeth into Market-street.


Campaine Alley.

Wood-street, very narrow, with ordinary Houses, especially on the North Side, being old boarded Hovels ready to fall, and wants new building; this Street also falls into the Mill Bank.


College street, formerly called the Dead Wall, as lying against the Wall of the College Garden, and Lindsey Garden: It hath Buildings only on the South Side, which are pretty good, the North Side being the Wall: In this Street is Pipe's Ground, which hath, at present, a few Houses built, the rest lying waste: Here is also Brick Court, an indifferent Place.


Pipe's Ground.

Brick Court.

The Mill Bank, a very long Place, which beginneth by Lindsey House, or rather by the Old Palace Yard, and runneth up unto Peterborough House, which is the farthest House: The Part from against College-street unto the Horse Ferry, hath a good Row of Buildings on the East Side next to the Thames, which is most taken up with large Woodmongers Yards and Brewhouses; and here is a Waterhouse which serveth this End of Town: The North Side is but ordinary, except one or two Houses by the End of College-street; and that Part beyond the Horse Ferry, hath a very good Row of Houses, much inhabited by Gentry, by Reason of the pleasant Situation and Prospect of the Thames: The Earl of Peterborough's House hath a large Court-yard before it, and a fine Garden behind it; but its Situation is but bleak in the Winter, and not over healthful, as being so near the low Meadows on the South and West Parts.

Mill Bank.

A Waterhouse.

Earl of Peterborough's House.

St. Margaret's Lane, falleth into the Old Palace Yard, a great Through-fare, for Horse and Coach, to the Horse Ferry, and especially for Coaches, in the Time of the Sessions of Parliament, into the Old Palace Yard, to the House of Lords: Here is a Place on the East Side, called the Fish Yard, which is pretty square, but hath no good Buildings; and this Lane being but narrow, and so pestered with Coaches, which renders it dirty and incommodious, doth occasion it to be but ordinarily inhabited. Near the Entrance of this Lane, out of the New Palace, is a Place with a Freestone Pavement, pretty well built, which hath a narrow Passage into King-street by the Horn Tavern, and another Passage into the New Palace Yard.

St. Margaret's Lane.

The Fish Yard.

The Old Palace Yard is a good large Place, fit for the Reception of the Noblemens Coaches in

Old Palace Yard.


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