A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.
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Rose Court, Aldermanbury
See Hadley's Court.
Rose Court, Bishopsgate
See Rose Alley.
Rose Court, Tower Hill
West out of Tower Hill, south of Muscovy Court (Strype, ed. 1720 and 1755).
Seems to have been rebuilt towards the end of the 18th century.
Rose Court, Tower Street
South out of Great Tower Street at No. 41. In Tower Ward (P.O. Directory).
Earliest mention: O. and M. 1677.
Part of it was called "Chitterling Alley" in O. and M. 1677, and Strype, 1755.
On the east side of Beer Lane, a passage to Tower Street near Custom House (Hatton, 1708).
Seems to have been named from the Rose Tavern, No.43 Great Tower Street (Maskell, 165) destroyed by an explosion of gunpowder, 1649 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 36).
In Fleet Street, belonging to the Monastery of Rochester (Dugdale, I.).
No later mention.
Near Holborn Bridge in parish of St. Sepulchre, in Farringdon Ward Without, temp. Q. Eliz. (Proc. in Chancery, III. 237). In O. and M. 1677, and Strype, 1755.
On the south side of Snow Hill (Hatton, 1708).
Site now covered by Holborn Viaduct.
On the north side of West Smithfield, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Horwood, 1799).
Site now covered by Smithfield Market.
South out of Newgate Street, at No.20, to Paternoster Square (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.
First mention : Hatton, 1708.
Former names: "Rose Alley," 1649-72 (Burn, p. 158). "Roe Street," 1746 (Rocque).
Shown but not named in O. and M. 1677.
Probably occupied the site of the former " Dicereslane " and " Cecile Lane" (q.v.).
About 100 yards from the eastern entrance to the street the foundations of a wall 8 ft. deep were laid open ; it seemed to run across the street towards the entrance to Christ's Hospital (Arch. XXVII. 151).
On the west side of Chancery Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746).
Site rebuilt for offices and business purposes.
Rose Tavern, Gt. Tower Street
See Rose Court, Tower Street.
Rosemary Branch Alley
See Little Prescot Street.
See Royal Mint Street.
East out of Pie Corner to King Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Rev. of Lond. 1728).
A passage to Long Walk, Town Ditch, etc. (Hatton, 1708).
See Windmill Court.
See Pudding Lane.
See Romeland, Tower.
In Blackfriars (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).
Not named in the maps.
South out of Bethlem to Petty France (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108-Boyle, 1799).
Now included in Broad Street Buildings (q.v.) (Maitland, 1775, II. 795).
North out of Barbican, west of Plough Court, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.
In Bishopsgate, formerly Clerk's Hall (q.v.) mentioned in decree of 1672 (End. Ch. Rep. St. Ethelburga, 1903, p.3).
At the eastern end of Butler's Court, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Lond. Guide, 1758-Elmes, 1831).
The site is now occupied by Moorgate Street Station.
East out of St. Martin le Grand, with a passage to Foster Lane, in Aldersgate Ward (Lockie, 1816).
First mention: O. and M. 1677.
Strype says it also led into Blow Bladder Street.
Site afterwards covered by the old General Post Office buildings.