A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.
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Old Bethlem (Street)
"Old Bethlehem" (Hatton, 1708). "Old Bedlam Lane" (Dodsley, 1761). " Bethlem" (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. ii. 108), the northern portion of the western end being called "Bethlem Court" (ib.). "Old Bethlem" (Rocque, 1746-Lockie, 1816).
Old Brewers Yard
Old Brewhouse Yard
Old Broad Street
The street seems to have extended further south in early times, as in 1310-11 a house and shop are described as in "Bradestrete" in parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, (Ct. H.W. I. 218), which must be either the present Throgmorton Street or Threadneedle Street. Again, in 1385-6 tenements are described in parish of St. Christopher in Bradestrete (Ct. H.W. II. 251), which must be the present Threadneedle Street. Once more, 2 Rich. III. , tenements are described as in St. Christopher's parish near les Stokkes, between the high street of Cornhill south and Bradstrete north (Anc. Deeds, C. 3615), the present Threadneedle Street.
Other names and forms: "la Chaunge," 1297-8 (ib. 132). "Ia Eldechaunge," 1316-7 (ib. 271). " King's Road of la Eldechaunge," 1378 (ib. 11.201). " Veteri Escambio," 1363 (Cal. P.R. Ed. III.1361-4, p.412). " Oldechaunge Street," 9 Rich. II. (Anc. Deeds, C. 2802). " le Oldechaunge," 1389 (ib. C. 3055, and Ct. H.W. II. 276). " High Street of Cidechaunge," 1420-1 (Ct. H.W. II. 424). " The Old Exchange" (S. 325).
Old Change Hill
Old City Chambers
Old Dean's Lane
Other forms : " Venella Veteris Decani," called also " Eldedenes lane," temp. H. III. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p.9). "Vicus veteris Decani," 1285 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Lib. L. f. 115). "Aldedenes lane," temp. Ed. I. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 9). "Heldesdeneslan," 14 Ed. I. (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A, Box 23, 1669). " Oldedenes lane," 1364-5 (Ct. H.W. II. 85). " Alden's lane," now called " Warwicke Lane," '555 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 9). " Eldens lane alias vocata Warwik lane," 1513 (ib. 9b).
In most of these entries the lane is described as in the parishes of St. Faith or St. Sepulchre, and as the original parish of St. Sepulchre extended within Newgate, occupying part of what is now Christ Church parish, there is no difficulty in identifying it with the present Warwick Lane.
But there is one record, not noted above, relating to a lane called " Elden Lane" in the parish of St. Martin Ludgate, and if this is to be regarded as identical with "Eldedenes lane," "Alden's lane," etc., then Warwick Lane must in early times have extended further south than at present and have included what is now " Ave Mary Lane." This is not impossible, as the earliest record of this later name only dates back to Stow.