Cock (The), Cock Alley - Cock and Py Court


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Cock (The), Cock Alley

The sign of the Cocke in Woodstreate and the alley called "Cocke Alley," 36 H. VIII. 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. Pt. 1, p. 501).

The Cock and Cock Alley described as in the parish of Blessed St. Peter in 4 Ed. VI. (1550) (Lond. I. p.m. I. 81).

Cock Alley mentioned in registers of St. Peter's West Cheap (Trans. L. and M. Arch. Soc. III. 341).

No later reference.

Cock (The), Jewry Street

See Cock Court.

Cock Alehouse

Adjoining the Church of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 123).

Demolished 1840.

Cock Alley

On the north side of Ludgate Street, a passage to Amen Corner and other places (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

See Stationers' Hall Court.

Cock Alley

North out of Redcross Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Hatton, 1708).

Not named in the maps.

Cock Alley

South out of Wormwood Street, in Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720).

"Cock Yard" in Strype.

First mention : Messuage called the Cock near London Wall in parish of All Hallows in the Wall 1561 and 1594 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 178-9).

The site seems to have been rebuilt in the 18th century; in Strype's maps it appears to have been built over.

See Cokkes Renttes. Qy. the same.

Cock Alley

East out of Moor Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

The site is now covered by Moorgate Street Station and the Metropolitan Railway lines.

Named after a house called the Sign of the Cock in Moor Lane, given for the Poor of the Parish.

Cock Alley

See Bear Alley, London Wall.

Cock Alley, East Smithfield

North out of Upper East Smithfield (In Bacon's map, 1912).

Earliest mention : Hatton, 1708.

Site seems to be covered by Katherine Buildings (Industrial Dwellings).

Cock Alley, Fleet Lane

See Cock Court.

Cock Alley, Jewry Street

See Cock Court.

Cock Alley, Ludgate Hill

See Cock Court.

Cock Alley, St. Martin's le Grand

See Cock Court.

Cock and Bottle Court

East out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 122).

Not named in the maps.

Cock and Crown Court, Aldersgate

See Rose and Rainbow Court.

Cock and Hoop Court

Out of Addle Hill. In Castle Baynard Ward (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 230, to Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Name derived from the sign.

Cock and Hoop Yard

East out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (in O.S. 1880 ed.).

Earliest mention : O. and M. 1677.

Removed for extension of Stoney Lane into Houndsditch, July, 1899.

Cock and Key Alley

Near Water Lane, Whitefriars, in Farringdon Ward Without.

In a Wardmote Inquest, 1560, the inhabitants of this Alley were presented for throwing filth and rubbish out of their windows into Water Lane (now Whitefriars Street). (Trans L. and M. Arch. Soc. N.S. III. (1), p. 61).

Cock and Lion Court

On the south side of Cornhill at No. 41, east of Birchin Lane (Lockie, 1816).

Cock and Py Court

See Cockpit Court, Poppings Court.