A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.
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Angel Court, Golden Lane
East out of Golden Lane near the northern boundary of The City (Lockie, 1810 ; Elmes, 1831). In Cripplegate Ward Without.
Former name : " Angel Alley " (Strype, ed. 1720, to Boyle, 1799).
Angel Court, Hart Street
See New London Street.
Angel Court, Minories
(1).-West out of the Minories to Vine Street. (Rocque, 1746.) In Portsoken Ward.
Formerly called: " Eeles Yard or Court " (O. and M. 1677-P.C. 1732).
Removed for the formation of John Street (q.v.).
Angel Court, Minories
(2).-West out of Minories (O. and M. 1677). In Portsoken Ward.
Removed for formation of Vine Street (q.v.).
Perhaps the name was transferred after this date to the court so named further south which had been formerly called " Eeles Yard or Court."
Angel Court, Stoney Lane
North out of Stoney Lane, the third turning west from Middlesex Street (Rocque, 1746). In Portsoken Ward.
Removed for the erection of the City of London Artizans' Dwellings, 1884.
Angel Court, Throgmorton Street
North out of Throgmorton Street at No. 34a (P.O. Directory).
It leads to Copthall Court and is in Broad Street and Coleman Street Wards.
First mention : O. and M. 1677. Spelt " Angell Court " (Horwood, 1799).
Strype describes it as in his time the habitation of merchants and people of repute (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 132).
On the west side of Fleet Market at No.53. In Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831).
The site was vacant in O.S. but is now covered by Plumtree Court, Shoe Lane.
East out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-L. Guide, 1758).
The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.
North out of Angel Street and east out of Butcher Hall Lane. In Farringdon Ward Within (Rocque, 1746-Horwood, 1799).
Site now occupied by the Parcels' Office, Great Northern Railway.
,-South out of Upper Thames Street at No.95, adjoining Dyers' Hall and leading to Dyers' Hall Wharf (P.O. Directory). In Dowgate Ward.
First mention : Lockie, 1810.
Former names : " Angel Alley," Horwood, 1799. " White Cock Alley " (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
In O. and M. " Angel Alley " is the next lane further west, now Red Bull Wharf.
A tradesman's token commemorates this Alley in Thames Street in 1668 (Burn, p.12).
Angel Passage, Skinner Street
See Angel Place.
South out of Skinner Street to Angel Alley. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (O.S. 1848-51).
Former names : " Angel Passage " (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831). " Goats' Head Alley," extending south from Angel Alley (Rocque, 1745-Boyle, 1799).
Site now occupied by the lines of the North London and Great Eastern Railways.
South out of Angel Alley, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Horwood, 1799-Lockie, 1816).
" Angel Alley " (q.v.) occupies the whole site in O.S. 1880.
East out of King Edward Street at No.9 to St. Martin's le Grand (P.O. Directory). In Aldersgate Ward and Farringdon Ward Within.
A tradesman's token in this street was issued 1649-72 (Burn, p.12).
Former name : " Angel Alley " within the site of the College of St. Martin's le Grand in Parishes of St. Anne and St. Leonard Foster Lane, 34 H. VIII. 1542 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVII. 396).
Perhaps named after the Angel Inn, which stood on the north side of the street.
Out of Little Moorfields, in Cripplegate Ward Without (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).
Not named in the maps.
Angell Alley, Leadenhall Street
See Hartshorn Alley.
See Baptist's Head Court, Whitecross Street.
On the north side of Gresham Street (formerly St. Anne's Lane) in Alders-gate Ward Within. It seems also to have been called St. Anne and St. Agnes (q.v.) and St. Agnes (q.v.) only, unless at one time there were two separate churches.
First mention found in records : " S. Anne de Aldredesgate," 1275 (Ct. H.W. I. 25).
It is said to have been attached to St. Martin's le Grand in the 11th century, and was perhaps included in William's charter to that foundation (N. and Q. 7th S. x. 174-5).
Other names : " St. Anne near Aldrichesgate," 1306 (Ct. H.W. I. 178). " St. Anne within Aldrychgate," 1407 (ib. II. 370). " St. Anne in the willowes " (S. 309).
Burnt 1548, and newly repaired (ib.). Again repaired and beautified 1624. Steeple repaired 1629-30, and a new turret made (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 101). Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt of rubbed brick (ib. 121), the parish of St. John Zachary being united to it.
Patrons : Dean of St. Martin's le Grand (Arnold's Chronicle, 247). Afterwards, the Abbot and Convent of Westminster (Newcourt, I. 278).
Dedication to the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
See Anne (St.) and St. Agnes.
Anne (St.) and St. Agnes
On the north side of Gresham Street at No.7 (P.O. Directory). In Aldersgate Ward Within.
First mention : " SS. Anne and Agnes within Aldrichegate," 1467 (Ct. H.W. II. 557).
Other form : " Parish of St. Ann Agnes near Aldersgate," 1597 (ib. 724). It seems also to have been described variously as St. Anne (q.v.) and also as St. Agnes (q.v.), and it was probably one parish and church with a double dedication, as the names do not appear separately in any one list of churches and parishes, but sometimes one designation is used and sometimes another.
It was rebuilt after the Fire by Sir C. Wren and the parish of St. John Zachary united to it.
A Rectory. Patrons : The Bishop of London and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's present to the living alternately.
The dedication is to the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to St. Agnes, the virgin-martyr, who suffered about 304.
Anne (St.) at the Tourhill
" Anne on the Towr Hill and Abbey of Whit Monkys " (Arnold's Chronicle, p. 247 and p. 75).
" Seynt Anne Abbey within Portsokyn Warde, of White Munkys," 1516 (Fabyan's Chronicle, p. 297).
These entries would seem to refer to the Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London, which was the only Cistercian Abbey in the City, and it appears from Cal. Papal Letters, quoted in Victoria Co. Hist. London, p. 462, that the Abbey Church was dedicated to St. Anne.