A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.
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George's (St.) Avenue
George's (St.) Lane
Gerard's Hall Inn
Former names : New hall of John de Gisorcis in parish of S. Mildred de Bredstrete, 1296 (Ct. H.W. I. 128). His former house was in the Vintry, 26 H. III. (Cal. Ch. R. I. 269). "Gyors halle," 1350-1 (Ct. H.W. I. 644). "Gysorshalle," "Gysoreshall," 9 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, C. 257 and 2802). "Gisoreshalle," 1430 (Ct. H.W. II. 453). "Gysors Hall," called Gerrards hall by corruption (S. 351).
In a London deed of 1672, a messuage new built in the parish of St. Mildred's Bread Street, is described as "Garretts hall" (L.C.C. Deeds, Harben Bequest, 1600-1700, No. 79). Could this be an error for Gerard's Hall ?
West of lane called Watergate, and south of Thames Street, belonging to Amisia Gibson, 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. Vol. XVI. pp. 239 and 503). In parish of St. Dunstan in the East, 35 Eliz. 1593 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 172).
Former names : "Asselynis Warff" (44 Ed. III. Anc. Deeds, A. 2551). "Asselyns Wharf" (ib. A. 2514). "Asselynes wharf" (ib. A. 1706). "Asshelynes wharf," 1465-6 (Ct. H,W. II. 553). "Assheling warffe," 23 Eliz. 1581 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 36). "Pakkemannys Wharf," "Pakenames Wharf," "Pakename warfe," 7 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1779) ; 1465-6 (Ct. H.W. II. 553) ; 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII., XVI. 239). Puckman Wharfe, 23 Eliz. 1581 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 36). "Crychurch warffe," 32 H. VIII. 1541 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVI. 239). "Crechurche-wharfe," 23 Eliz. 1581 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 36).
These names are obviously derived from the successive owners who were in possession of the Key from time to time, and they furnish a good example of the changes of nomenclature that took place in these quays from time to time.
Gildhalla Teutonicorum, die Kolner
Giles' (St.) Hospital, without Cripplegate
A hospital of the French order founded temp. Edward I., afterwards suppressed with other alien priories, etc., and the lands given to the brotherhood of St. Giles, founded by Henry V. for relief of the poor (S. 303), the house being situated in Whitecross Street.
Giles' (St.) Well
Giles' (St.) without Aldersgate
Giles' (St.) without Cripplegate
Stow says it was built by Alfune about 1090 (pp. 34 and 432). He is quoting from the Liber S. Bartilmew which refers to the erection of the church of St. Giles not long before that of St. Bartholomew the Great (Cott. MS. Vespasian B. IX. p. 15).
Amongst the archives of St. Paul's, letters from Edmund, Bishop of London are preserved to the effect that the church of St. Giles had belonged to the Dean and Chapter from time out of mind (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 50).
Forms of name : "S. Giles of Crupelgate," 3 John (Anc. Deeds, A. 2119). "S. Giles without Cripelgate," 1242 (Cal. Ch. Rolls, H. III. I. 273). "S. Giles," Abbot, 1309-10 (Ct. H.W. I. 210). "S. Giles outside Cripelgate," 10 Ed. II. (Ch. I. p.m. 10 Ed. II.).
Stow (p. 432) says the first church stood where the Vicarage house now is (shown on O.S. 1875). But this is not certain, and some writers think that the tower forms part of the original structure and that the present church stands on the old site, or approximately so (Miller, 47).
It was rebuilt in the 14th century on its present site, on the bank of the Town Ditch (Denton, p. 22). Burnt down 1545, but rebuilt (S. 432), a "very fayre and large church" (ib. 301-2). Repaired 1623-9 and spire rebuilt 1629. Repaired again 1704 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 82). Late Perpendicular. Restored 1862, Edmund Woodthorpe, architect.
Giles' (St.) without Cripplegate Churchyard
The remains of a bastion of the City Wall are preserved in the churchyard, the foundations being 18 ft. below the present level of the Churchyard. Lower portion to height of 4 ft. probably of Roman work. Height 31 ft., 18 ft. below and 13 ft. above ground level, 8 ft. thick below and 3 ft. at the top. An old drain was found at the base, probably built to take the water of the ditch (Trans. L. and M. Arch. Soc. N.S. I. (4) 356).