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Duke's Head Yard
Duke's Place, Duke's Place Court
Duke's Theatre (The)
Opened 1671. The Company was called The Duke's Company, and gave their name to the Theatre, which had previously been called Dorset Gardens' Theatre, the site on which it was erected having formed the gardens of Dorset House.
Duke's Wardrobe (The)
Duklane, West Srnithfield
In the Ct. of Hust. Wills II, 491, the tenement situate "super postes super Wharvum" is described as in the parishes of St. Martin in the Vintry and St. James Garlickhithe, between Stodyeslane and Cressingham lane.
There are several references to Dunghill Stairs in the registers of St. James, Garlickhithe, in 1647-9, from which it appears that the property belonged to the parish at this time (Trans. L. and M. Arch. Soc. N.S. I. (2), pp. 229-30).
Dunstan (St.) Fleet Street
Dunstan (St.) Fraternity, in the Go1dsmithery
Simon de Berkyngg, goldsmith, gave his mansion house in Wodestrete to the Almonry of St. Dunstan in the Goldsmithery for the maintenance of a chantry, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 543) ; and See p. 564 and II. 112).
Dunstan (St.) In the East
Other designations : "St. Dunstan towards the Tower" (ib.). "St. Dunstan by the Tower," 15 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1708). "Sancti Dunstani," apud Turrim, 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "St. Dunstan 'Est'" (Ct. H.W. I. 111), 1293-4. "S. Dunstan near Fanchurch," 1365 (ib. ii. 88).
Almost the whole of the side walls were preserved until the rebuilding of the church 1816. One window had geometrical tracery of about 1260. Present east window said to have been copied from old one (St. Paul's Ecci. Soc. II. 16).
Living. A Rectory. One of the thirteen peculiars belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Patron : Archbishop of Canterbury. Formerly : Prior of Christ Church, Canterbury (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 53).
Dedicated to St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 959-988, and designated "in the east" to distinguish it from St. Dunstan's in the west, Fleet Street (S. 136). In old days, as shown above, it was more commonly designated "apud," "versus," or "juxta" Turrim, on account of its situation near the Tower.
Dunstan (St.) in the East, Churchyard
Dunstan (St.) in the West
Other forms : "St. Dunstan towards the New Temple," 1278-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 37). "St. Dunstan West," 1278-9 (ib. 39). "St. Dunstan near the New Temple," 1291 (ib. 101). "St. Dunstan de Weste," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "St. Dunstan next the New Temple," 10 Ed. II. (Ch. I. p. m. 10 Ed. II. 3). "St. Donstan de Fletestret," 1331 (Ct. H.W. I. 369). "St. Dunstan West in Fleetstreet," 16 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1784).
Damaged in the Fire, but soon repaired at the charges of the parish. At this time the whole building projected into the street and had shops and sheds under it. It was accordingly resolved in 1820-30 to pull it down and rebuild it further back, and a portion of Clifford's Inn was taken for the purpose. A piece of ground about 30 ft. wide was laid into the street (Gent. Mag. Lib. XVI. 29-33) (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 276). Architect, J. Shaw.
A Rectory. Patrons : Advowson granted to the King by the Abbot and Convent of Westminster, and by him to the House of Converts 1237 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1232-47. p. 178). Afterwards passed into the hands of the Abbot and Convent of Alnwick, and after the dissolution into private hands, being at that time a vicarage. In 1820 purchased by the Parishioners by a special Act, and constituted a rectory (End. Ch. Rep. 1902, p. 5).
Famous clock there projecting over the street was removed when the old church was pulled down. Statue of Q. Elizabeth 1586 over the Fleet Street doorway stood originally on the west front of Ludgate and was removed here in 1766.