The City of WESTMINSTER.74


but very ordinary. The Hop Yard indifferent good for Stabling, and hath an open Passage into Bedfordbury. King's Arms Inn, or Yard, a Place for Stablings. Goodwin's Court, but small, having about two or three Houses.

Hop Yard.

King's Arms Inn.

Goodwin's Court.

Then beyond New-street, near the Turning into Long Acre, is Castle Court, which is but small and ordinary; and near unto this is the Cross Keys Inn, which is large, and of a good Resort.

Castle Court.

Cross Keys Inn.

Bedfordbury, on the Backside of St. Martin's Lane, of no great Account either for Buildings or Inhabitants; in which are these Yards and Places, viz. White Horse Yard, but ordinary; Bell Yard, only for some Stables. Goat Yard, also for Stablings. Key Yard, now converted into a Brewhouse; and Pipemakers Alley, (so called from a Pipemaker there dwelling) a very ordinary Place.


White Horse Yard.

Bell Yard.

Goat Yard.

Pipemakers Alley.

Shandois Street, reacheth from Bedford-street unto St. Martin's Lane; but that Part in this Parish begins by Round Court, and so to St. Martin's Lane, where it is narrowest and the most ordinary: On the Backsde is a Place called the Back of Round Court, but ordinary.


New-street comes out of St. Martin's Lane, and falls into King street Covent-Garden; a pretty good Street.


Long Acre, a very handsome broad Street, with good Buildings, well inhabited both by Tradesmen and others, especially of the first; it comes out of Drury Lane, and runneth down to St. Martin's Lane.

Long Acre.

For the Description of the Alleys and Courts in this Street, I shall begin on the South Side, next to St. Martin's Lane; and the first is Angel Alley, which, with a long and narrow Passage, leadeth into Rose-street, a Place of ordinary Building, and as ill inhabited. Rose-street; of which there are three, and all indifferent well built and inhabited; but the best is that next to King-street, called White Rose-street, which is in Covent Garden Parish, with some Part of Red Rose-street; were the Parish Stone is fixed on the Houses; that Part towards Long Acre being also White Rose-street.

Angel Alley.

White Rose and Red Rose-streets.

Conduit Court, indifferent broad, with a Freestone Pavement and Passage into Hart-street; a Court indifferently well built and inhabited, having on the West Side an open Place like unto a Court. Red Lyon Inn, a large Yard for Coaches and Stables, which hath a Passage into Hart-street, Nigh to this Place is the Bagnio, a well contrived House for Sweating, and much resorted unto, there being Days for Men, and others for Women.

Conduit Court.

Red Lyon Inn.

The Bagnio.

Leg Alley, (by some called Elmes-street) a Place of no great Account for Building or Inhabitants; and it hath a Passage into Hart-street. James-street; but the greatest Part of it being in Covent Garden Parish, I shall speak of it there; for there is no more of this Street in this Parish than to the Nagg's Head Inn. White Hart Inn hath a Passage into Hart-street, and is of no great Account. Phenix Alley, a pretty open Alley, but ill inhabited, and nastily kept; hath also a Passage into Hart-street. Prince's Court, very inconsiderable. Red Lyon Court, very large, with a Freestone Pavement, better built than inhabited; it is a good Through-fare, having a Passage into Bow-street, another into Earl's Court, and a third into Drury Lane. And thus much for the South Side: Now for the Alleys, &c. on the North Side of Long Acre. I shall begin next to Drury Lane, and then the first Place, Dirty Lane, (by some called Charles-street) an open broad Place, but not over well inhabited; it falls into Castle-street, and on the West Side is Bell Inn, a large Yard for Stablings. George Inn, a Place well accommodated for Stables and Coach-houses. Hill's Alley, a narrow Passage, with a Freestone Pavement into Castle street. Knuckle's Alley, pretty large, and leads into Castle street. Cross Lane, a pretty open Street, fronting King-street, and is of some Trade: On the East Side are two small and ordinary Places, called Mace Alley, and Terret's Court. The Wood Yard, almost opposite to James's Street, a large but ordinary Place, having towards the lower End a large Stable-yard, and farther downwards, a large Brewhouse. Langley street, a handsome open Place, with indifferent Buildings, and falls into Castle-street. Mercer's-street, of no great Account for Building, or Inhabitants, who are a great Part French; it falls into Castle-street, against the Dial in the new Buildings in Cock and Pye Fields; betwixt this Street and that of Langley, there are three ordinary Places, viz. Ascue Alley, very narrow, and falls into Coxe's Court, and that into Crown Court.

Leg Alley.


White Hart Inn.

Phenix Alley.

Prince's Court.

Red Lyon Court.

Dirty Lane.

George Inn.

Hill's Alley.

Knuckle's Alley.

Cross Lane.

Mace Alley.

Terret's Court.

The Wood Yard.



Ascue Alley.

Coxe's Court.

Crown Court.

Castle-street, situate on the Backside of Long Acre; the South Side being in this Parish, the other in St. Giles's in the Fields; a Street very ordinary both for Buidlings or Inhabitants. Besides the several Alleys that come out of Long Acre, already named, there two very ordinary Places scarce worth the mentioning, viz. Pluncket's Court, and Bacchus Court.


P uncket's Court.

Bacchus Court.

Drury Lane, a very long Street, coming out of St. Giles's, and running down into the Strand, and is a Place of great Resort, replenished with good Houses that are well inhabited by Tradesmen, as being so great a Through-fare both for Man and Horse: This Street,as before noted, is Part in the Parish of St. Clement's, Part in that of the Savoy, and Part in that of St. Giles's in the Fields; and the Part that belongs to this Parish, is only the West Side, from the Corner of Brownlow-street in the North, where the Parish-stone Mark is set upon the House-Wall, unto the Corner of White Hart Yard; and in this Part of the Lane, or Street, there these Courts and Out-letts, viz. Turnstile Alley, a Place of an indifferent Trade for old Houshold Goods that are very ordinary: It hath a Passage into Castle street, by the Back-gate of the Red Lyon Inn in Brownlow-street. Middlesex Court, but ordinarily inhabited, hath an open Passage by a Freestone Pavement into Dirty Lane. Cradle Alley, but narrow and ordinary. Red Lyon Court, already treated of. Earl's Court, a very handsome broad Court, with a Freestone Pavement cleanly kept, having very good new built Houses well inhabited. This Court hath a Passage into Bow-street, and another into Red Lyon Court, already named. Martlet's Court, a very handsome open Place, with a good Freestone Pavement cleanly kept, having good Houses well inhabited on the North Side; the other Side lieth open into Gardens; the chief Entrance is out of Bow-street, but hath a Passage into Drury Lane, through the Dog Tavern. Windsor Court, indifferent good, with a Freestone Pavement, having a Passage, down Steps, through a House called the Half-way House, into Crown Court, which leadeth into Russel Street. Angel Court, a very handsome, well built and inhabited Court, with a good Freestone Pavement cleanly kept.

Drury Lane.

Turnstile Alley.

Middlesex Court.

Cradle Alley.

Earle's Court.

Martlet's Court.

Windsor Court.

Angel Court.

Russel-street, a great Through-fare from Lincoln's Inn Fields into Covent Garden, and those Parts; a Street well inhabited by good Tradesmen: It is all in this Parish on both Sides, except two or three Doors on this Side the Rose Tavern, and on the other Side, as far as Jackson's Alley: On the North Side is Crown Court, a pretty broad Place, with indifferent good Houses. Farther Westward is Kings Court, with a Freestone Pavement, and a new Row of pretty good Houses on the West Side, which hath the Prospect into the Garden belonging to the Woollen-draper at the Wool Pack in Russel-street. This Court, at the upper End, hath a turning Passage into Bow-street.


Crown Court.

King's Court.