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sage into Castle-street. Near unto the End of the Hay Market falls in Shug Lane, where is George Yard, a Place for Stabling; and against the Hay Market is Windmill-street; and here begins Coventry street, which falls into Whitcomb street, on the Backside of Leicester Fileds. Near unto the Corner of Windmill-street is Crown Yard, a Place for Stabling: And a little farther is Panton Yard, a very large Place for Stabling and Coach-houses, there being one large Yard within another. This Place is designed to be built into Streets, taking up a large Piece of Ground, and, according to Probability, will turn to better Advantage than at present.

George Yard.


Crown Yard.

Panton Yard.

Rupert-street, a pretty handome, well built Street, which cometh out of Coventry-street, and runneth up a good Length, as far as Edmund's Court, which hath a pretty broad Passage, with a Freestone Pavement, into Whitcombe-street, over against St. Anne's Church.


Edmund's Court.

Richmond-street, a pretty handsome, but short Street, which falleth into Rupert-street.


Whitcombe-street, runneth Northwards, by St. Annes' Church, into Wardour-street; and beginning at the Corner of Coventry street, overagainst Lisle-street, there is a very small Court of about two or three Houses, called Cooper's Court: A little farther is the Nag's Head Inn, with two more Inns, or Stable Yards, both having the Sign of the Plough. Then passing by Richmond-street, and Edmund's Court, already named, is Cock and Swan Alley, overagainst Compton-street, a very narrow, dirty, ill built and inhabited Place.


Cooper's Court.

Nag's Head Inn.

Plough Yard.

Cock and Swan Alley.

Knave's Acre, or Poultney-street, falls into Brewers-street by Windmill-street End, and so runs Westward as far as Marybone-street, and Warwick-street End; and crossing the same, and Swallow-street, falls into Glass-house-street; which leadeth into the Fields on the Backside of Burlington Garden, and thence to Albemarle Buildings. This Knaves Acre is but narrow, and chiefly inhabited by those that deal in old Goods, and Glass Bottles: On the South Side is a small Place, called Spur Alley; and another, called Prince's Court. And on the North Side is Walker's Court, with a pretty Freestone Pavement, which falls into Peters-street: And a little beyond this Court in another small Place, called Cymball's Alley, which also leads into Peter-street.

Knaves Acre.

Spur Alley.

Prince's Court.

Walker's Court.

Cymball's Alley.

Wardour-street hath only the West Side (which is the best) in this Parish, and runneth Northwards into Tyburn Road; the East Side being in the Parish of St. Anne's. This Side hath all new Buildings, as the greatest Part of the other Side hath, except towards the End next the Road, which Time will accomplish. Out of this Streret goeth Peter-street, which, crossing Berwick-street, falleth into waste, and unbuilt Ground; a Street not over well inhabited. Here is a small Court, but the right Name is not yet given. Farther Northward is Edward-street; which also crosseth Berwick-street, and falls into waste and unbuilt Ground; nor is this Street over well inhabited: And so is another a little farther, begun to be built, called Tweed-street.





Berwick-street, on the West of Wardour-street. It begins at Peter-street, and runs Northwards as far as Tyburn Road; a pretty handsome strait Street, with new well built Houses, much inhabited by the French, where they have a Church; near unto which is a pretty handsome Court, with a Freestone Pavement, called Kemp's Court. About the Middle of this Street is a Place designed for a Hay Market, and a great Part of the low Ground raised, with some of the Houses built Piazzo wise, and sustained by Stone Pillars; but whether it will be finished, Time will make appear. Westwards of this Street is a large Tract of waste Ground, reaching to the Wall of the Pest-house, built by the Earl of Craven; whcch runneth from the Backside of Golden Square, to a Piece of Close or Meadow Ground which reacheth to Tyburn Road.

Berwick street.

A French Church.

Kemp's Court.


Windmill-street, indifferent good, and broad: It cometh out of Pickadilly against the Hay Market, and falls into Brewer's-street. On the West Side is Conde Court, very inconsiderable for Building, or Inhabitants. Opposite to this is Black Horse Yard, a Place of good Account for Stabling. Then farther Northwards is Windmill Yard, another such like Place for Stablings. And opposite unto it is a short Street, called Orchard-street, broad, but no great Account; which runs up to the Backside of Rupert-street; into which it hath a Passage through a narrow Entry or Alley. Then a little farther, on the same Side, is Feathers Alley, which hath a Passage into Knaves Acre; being but very small and inconsiderable, as is Salton's Court, on the other Side of the Way.

Windmill street.

Conde Court.

Black Horse Yard.


Feathers Alley.

Salton's Court.

Queen-street, a pretty neat, clean, and quiet Street, with good Houses, well inhabited: It comes out of Windmill-street, and falls into Sherard-street. About the Middle of this Street is Trumball Yard, a pretty large Place for Coaches and Stablings.


Trumbal Yard.

Sherard-street, a handsome, broad, well built and inhabited Place; which takes its Beginning at Marybone-street, passeth by Queen-street, and runs up into Brewer's-street, against James's-street, that leadeth into Golden Square.


Marybone-street takes its Beginning at the End of Brewer's-street, against Warwick-street, and falleth into Shug Lane, and thence into Pickadilly by the May Market.


This Shug Lane is but meanly built, neither are its Inhabitants much to be boasted of. On the North Side are two very ordinary Places, viz. Hunt's Court and Brown's Court: And on the South Side is Gibson's Court, a pretty neat and new built Place, with a Freestone Passsage into Castle-street.

Shug Lane.

Hunt's Court.

Brown's Court.

Gibson's Court.

Ayre-street comes out of Pickadilly, and falls into Marybone-street. On the East Side is Castle-street, very ordinary built and inhabited; hath a small Passage into Pickadilly.

Ayre street.


Francis-street, but short, as appears by the Map, takes its Rise from Marybone-street, and falls into Brewer's-street, against John's-street, which leadeth into Golden Square.


Vine-street, a Place of no great Account; the chiefest Part of which is taken up by a Brewhouse on the one Side, and a Carpenter's Yard on the other. At the Botton of this Street is Little Swallow-street, of small Account, which falleth into Great Swallow-street.


Little Swallow-street.

Warwick-street, on the Backside of Golden Square, a Place not over well built or inhabited towards the End next to Marybone-street; but at the upper End it hath some good Houses on both Sides; the chief of which is that where Sir Henry Goodrick dwelleth.


Swallow street, very long, coming out of Pickadilly, and runneth Northwards to Tyburn Road, against Neb's Pound, but of no great Account for Buildings or Inhabitants. On the East Side is Little Swallow-street, as aforesaid. More Northwards is a pretty small Court, called Haynes Court; a little beyond which is large Yard for Stabling and Coaches, called Baxter's Yard, as being made Use of by one Mr. Baxter, who there kept his Riding-house, for the instructing young Gentlemen to ride the managed Horse. Opposite to this is a Passage into Sackvile-street, already spoken of. Then beyond is Glass-house-street, which Swallow-street crosses: And at the upper End, next the Fields, is a fine House and Ground, the Seat of the Lady Harvey. Here is a large Yard for Coaches and Stables, called Sadler's Yard. On the East Side is a little Square Court, called Har-


Haynes Court.

Baxter's Yard.


Sadler's Yard.