The City of WESTMINSTER.68


to this Map, in its due Distance from the Hay Market, between which and St. James's street the Parish of St. James's lyeth; it would then be far smaller, and even useless, without it were done in a two Sheet Map, which would not be so convenient.

As to the Description of the Streets, &c. in this Parish, I shall begin with the Hay Market, Suffolk Buildings, Coventry-street, Hedge lane, Leicester Fields, and the Parts adjacent: Then shall follow, St. Martins-lane, Bedford-Bury, Long Acre, Castle-street, &c. Then Drury lane, White Hart Yard, &c. Then Exeter-street, the Strand on both Sides, Charing Cross, Whitehall, St. James's, St. James's street, Albemarle Buildings, Arlington street, with the Buildings leading to Hide Park, together with the outward Parts of Knightsbridge, the Neat Houses, &c. of which in Order.

Of the several Parts.

The Hay Market, a large spacious Street, with well built Houses, especially the East Side, which is in this Parish. It is a great Through-fare into Pickadilly, and so to the Western Road, and much resorted unto, by Reason of the Market there kept every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, for Hay and Straw there sold. This Side of the Street receiveth Little Suffolk-street, which crosseth Great Suffolk-street, and falleth into Hedge lane. Then the King's Head Inn, a large Place for Stabling and Coaches. Nigh unto which, and at the Corner of St. James's street, is Paulet's Ordinary, or Eating House, much resorted unto by the Nobility and Gentry. And at the upper End of this Street is Coventry Court, a very handsome broad Court, with good built Houses, well inhabited, and a Free-stone Pavement, which hath another Passage into Coventry-street.

Hay Market.

The Market there.

Little Suffolk-street.

King's Head Inn.

Coventry Court.

Suffolk-street, so called, as being built on the Ground where stood a large House belonging to the Earls of Suffolk. It is a very good Street, with handsome Houses, well inhabited, and resorted unto by Lodgers.


James's-street comes out of the Hay Market, and falleth into Hedge-lane, of chief Note for its Tennis Courts, which takes up the South Side of the Street; the North Side being but ordinarily inhabited.


Panton-street fronts the Hay Market on the one End, and Leicester Fields on the other. It is a good open Street, well built, and inhabited by Tradesmen.


Coventry-street falls into Pickadilly at the upper End of the Hay Market, being a great Through-fare for Coaches and Horses. The North Side of this Street is in the Parish of St. James's.


Oxeneden-street, a good open, well built, and inhabited Street; on the West Side is a Chapel of Ease, called The Tabernacle; and on the East Side is Edwards Court, which is but small; and on the same Side, but more towards Panton-street, is Whitcomb's Court, so called from Whitcomb-street, into which it falleth, and is but indifferently built and inhabited.


Edwards Court.

Whitcomb's Court.

Whitcomb-street, of no great Account, the East Side taken up with Stablings and Coach-Houses, belonging to the Houses on the West Side of Leicester Fields; and the other Side, which is in this Parish, is but ordinarily built and inhabited.


Hedge-lane lyeth on the Backside of Suffolk-street, into which it hath a Passage; a Place of no great Account for Buildings or Inhabitants: But the new Buildings adjoining to it, hath something inproved it. On the East Side is Blue Cross street; then George Yard, or Inn, a large Place for Coaches and Stabling; over against which is Princes Court, a pretty large Place, but not well built or inhabited. More towards Charing Cross is the Mewse-street, a pretty handsome new built Place: Not far from which is Monmouth Court, a very handsome, open Place, with new built Houses, and a handsome Free-stone Pavement.


Geo ge Yard.

Princes Court.


Monmouth Court.

Blue Cross-street, new built with Houses fit for good Inhabitants: It cometh out of Hedge- lane, crosseth St. Martin's-street, and falleth into Orange-street.

Blue Cross-street.

St. Martin's street fronts upon Leicester Fields, and falleth into Hedge lane, a handsome open Place, with very good Buildings for the Generality, and well inhabited. At the upper End is Chapel Court; which hath a small Passage through an Entry into Green-street, against Leicester Fields. This Court hath a good Row of new Buildings, the other Side being a dead Wall.

St. Martin's-street.

Chapel Court.

Leicester Fields, a very handsome large Square, enclosed with Rails, and graced on all Sides with good built Houses, well inhabited, and resorted unto by Gentry, especially the Side towards the North, where the Houses are larger; amongst which is Leicester House, the Seat of the Earl of Leicester, and the House adjoining to it, inhabited by the Earl of Aylesbury. Of this Square, the South and East Rows of Buildings are in this Parish, the other two being in St. Annes' Parish, the Boundary Line running cross the Fields or Square, as set down in the Map.

Leicester Fields.

Bear-street, a great Passage for Horses and Coaches into Long Acre, through Castle street. It is a Place of no great Note for Inhabitants, or Building: The South Side of which is in this Parish: and here is a Passage into Cranborn-street.


Castle street lyeth on the Backside of Leicester Fields and St. Martin's Lane, and runneth down unto the Back Gate of the Mewse; near unto which is Duke's Court, which leadeth into St. Martin's Lane, against the Church; a large well built Court, with a Free-stone Pavement, inhabited by several French Families.


Duke's Court.

Near this Court, and on the same Side, is a large House, built on Part of the Church Yard by Dr. Tenison, some Time Incumbent of this Parish, late the Most Reverend the Archbishop of Canterbury, with two very large Rooms, that above Stairs for a Library, and that underneath for a Work Room, for employing poor People in Spinning, &c. But this did not take the Effect as proposed. Opposite to this House was the Duke of Monmouth's Stables, very commodious for that Purpose, with good Rooms for Habitation; now converted into Buildings, making one fair Street, with good built Houses, called Orange street; which falleth into Blue Cross-street, and so into Hedge lane; and on the Backside of the said Street is Orange Court, also well built, having an Entrance into Orange street, by a Place called Orange Passage, of less Account. Then farther Northwards is Green-street, indifferent good, which leadeth into Leicester Fields: And farther is Hunt's Court, betwixt Green-street and Bear-street, not large, but well built and inhabited, with a Free-stone Pavement; nigh to which is a large Yard for Stabling and Coach-houses, called, The Coach and Horses Inn.

A Work-house and Library, built by Dr. Tenison.


Orange Court.

Orange Passage.


Hunt's Court.

Newport street, a very good Place, with well built Houses on the North Side, which is in St. Annes' Parish; the other Side being but ordinary, and inhabited by Tradesmen, several of which are French: It butts upon Long Acre, from which it is parted by St. Martin's Lane.


St. Martin's Lane, a very long Street, which butteth on Northumberland House in the Strand, and runneth Northwards beyond Long Acre, unto the new Buildings in Cook and Pye Fields. This Street is a very great Through-fare both for Foot and Horse, and is well inhabited, having good built Houses, especially the Western Side, from Hemming's Row unto Newport-street; and since the pulling down of the Brick Wall before the Houses, and the Courts laid open, with a fine Free-

St. Martin's Lane.