Baker's Court, Half Moon Street - Ball Alley, Sherbourne Lane

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Baker's Court, Half Moon Street

South out of Half Moon Street. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (Strype, 1720-O.S. 1848-51).

Site now occupied by Broad Street Station.

Baker's Court, Middlesex Street

West out of Middlesex Street at No. 16, in Portsoken Ward (Lockie, 1816-O.S. 1875). Between Hutchison Street and Ellison Street.

Site has been rebuilt.

Baker's Court, Old Bethlem

Out of Old Bethlem, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (P.C. 1732).

Not named in the maps.

Qy.=Baker's Buildings (q.v.).

Baker's Court, Warwick Lane

East out of Warwick Lane, in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677).

Now " Crown Court " (q.v.).

Bakers' Hall

On the east side of Harp Lane at No. 16. In Tower Ward (P.O Directory).

The Hall is mentioned as early as 1555 in Ct. Hust. Wills, II. p. 659, but the situation is not given.

Stow (ed. 1598, p. 135) says the house was formerly the dwelling house of John Chichele, Chamberlain of London, 1435-46 (Cal. L. Bk. K. pp.57, 400, etc.), but he does not say when it came into the hands of the Bakers' Company.

Destroyed by fire in 1715 and rebuilt. Restored and repaired 1825.

Baker's Yard

East out of Little Tower Hill, near the Victualling Office (Hatton,1708-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Site now occupied by the Royal Mint.

Bakewell Hall

See Blackwell Hall.

Balam's Court

Out of Angel Alley in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Strype 1720).

The site is now occupied by the lines of the North London and Great Eastern Railways.

Balding's Yard

See Baldwin's Court.

Baldwin's Court

North out of Cloak Lane at No.18, east of Tower Royal, in Vintry Ward (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831).

Former name : " Baldings Yard " (Strype, ed. 1720).

But this is probably an error in the map, as in the text (I. iii. 13) it is referred to as " Baldwin's Yard."

The site has been rebuilt and is occupied by offices and business houses.

Baldwin's Gardens

East out of Gray's Inn Lane to Leather Lane (P.O. Directory).

In parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, outside the City boundary, and within the precincts of the old Manor of Portpool, afterwards known as Gray's Inn.

Said to have been erected by Richard Baldwin in 1589, gardener to Queen Elizabeth, as recorded on a stone set into one of the houses before they were rebuilt (N. and Q. 11th> S. VI. p. 14).

Petition with reference to building there in 1626 (L. and P. Chas. I. I. 524).

" Baldwin's Rents " mentioned 1640 (ib. XVII. p. 13).

The privileges of sanctuary possessed by the inhabitants were abolished 1695-7.

Ball (Le)

A tenement so called in parish of St. Martin Pomers, 1 H. VII. (Anc. Deeds, C. 596).

Not further identified.

Ball (The), St. Martin's le Grand

A house so called in the parish of St. Martyns le grande, 1573 (Loud. Deeds, 1500-1600, No.13, part of Harben bequest to L.C.C.).

Not further identified.

Ball Alley, Aldersgate Street

East out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without, near the Gate (Hatton, 1708-Boyle, 1799).

The site is now occupied by Falcon Street (q.v.).

Name derived from the sign.

Ball Alley, Cannon Street

Out of Cannon Street (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Ball Alley, Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate

Out of Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Boyle, 1799-Elmes, 1831).

Not named in the maps.

Ball Alley, Lime Street

East out of Lime Street, near the middle (Hatton, 1708-Elmes, 1831).

The site is now occupied by Fenchurch Avenue (q.v.).

Ball Alley, Lombard Street

North out of Lombard Street at No. 54 on the west side of All Hallows Church (P.O. Directory). In Langbourn Ward.

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

Alluded to apparently though not by name in will of Robert Wright 1548 (End. Ch. All Hallows, Lombard Street, etc., 1902, p. 1).

Ball Alley, London Wall

South out of London Wall. In Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

First mention : In Wardmote Inquest of Broad Street Ward in All Hallows Parish, 15 H. VIII. 1523 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. III. Pt. 2, p. 1515).

Site now occupied by warehouses, etc.

Ball Alley, Sherbourne Lane

At. No. 5 Sherbourne Lane, opposite the Post Office Yard.

A dark passage leading into St. Swithin's Lane (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

First mention : 23 Chas. II. 1671 (L.C.C. Deeds, Harben bequest, 1600-1700, No. 59).

Site now occupied by offices and business houses.