Black Horse Yard, Aldgate High Street - Black Raven Passage

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Black Horse Yard, Aldgate High Street

North out of Aldgate High Street, between Nos. 34 and 35, turning north-east into Middlesex Street (P.O. Directory). In Portsoken Ward.

Former names : "White Horse Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Hatton, 1708). "Red Cross Court" (1720, Strype, I. ii. 28).

It seems to have borne its present name since 1746.

Black Horse Yard, Harrow Alley

West out of Harrow Alley, Middlesex Street (O. and M. 1677-Rocque, 1746). In Portsoken Ward.

See Roper's Buildings.

Black Lion Court

In Old Change (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799). In Farringdon Ward Without.

Not named in the maps.

Black Lion Court

In Foster Lane (Strype, ed. I 755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Black Lion Inn

West out of Water Lane, Whitefriars, in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 279-Lockie, 1816).

Former name : "Black Horse Inn" (O. and M. 1677, and Strype's maps).

Black Lion Yard

See Black Lyon Yard, Stoney Lane.

Black Lion Yard, St. Thomas Apostle

Near St. Thomas Apostle in 1634 (L. and P. Chas. I. 1634-5, p. 283).

Named after the Black Lyon Inn, Gt. St. Thomas Apostle (q.v.).

Black Lyon (The)

A messuage in the street called Candelwicke Streete, in the parish of Blessed Mary Abchurch, 25 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 68).

No later reference.

Black Lyon Inn

On the south side of Great St. Thomas Apostle, in Vintry Ward (O, and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

The site has been rebuilt and is occupied by offices, etc.

See Black Lion Yard, St. Thomas Apostle.

Black Lyon Yard, Stoney Lane, Houndsditch

See Coak's Buildings.

Black Posts

On the east side of Bell Alley or Back Alley, London Wall Street over against Swan Alley. In Broad Street Ward not far from the boundary of Coleman Street Ward (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 131).

Not further identified.

Black Raven

On the west side of Bishopsgate, No. 136. In Bishopsgate Ward Without. Contains an old-fashioned staircase.

There is a 17th-century token of the Black Raven and an old handbill relating to the house is dated 1791 (N. and Q. (1911) 11th S. III. p. 2).

Black Raven Alley

West out of Coleman Street, near London Wall. In Coleman Street Ward (Hatton, 1708-Strype, 1755).

Not named in the maps.

Black Raven Alley

South out of Upper Thames Street at No.104 (P.O. Directory). Near Fishmongers' Hall. In Bridge Ward Within.

First mention : 1574. Messuage in the alley devised to the Fishmongers for the use of the parish of St. Michael, Crooked Lane (End. Ch. 1903, p.11).

Its former name seems to have been "Puppes aley," 26 H. VI. (Hist. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 16). "Popys alley," 33 H. VIII. (ib.).

At the latter reference mention is made of the Black Raven situate on the south side of Thames Street at the corner of "Popys alley" and bounded on the west by the common alleye.

Name derived from this tenement called the Black Raven.

Black Raven Alley, Leadenhall Street

See Black Raven Court.

Black Raven Court

East out of Golden Lane. In Cripplegate Ward Without.

See Britannia Court.

Black Raven Court

East out of Seething Lane. In Tower Ward (Strype, 1720-O.S. 25 in. 1880). Called "Black Raven Court or Passage," in P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799.

Seems in later times to have covered part at least of the site of "Black Dog Alley" (q.v.).

The Tower Ward Charity School, est. 1705, was in this street in 1846 (Maskell, p. 185).

Site now covered by Mark Lane station.

Black Raven Court

South out of Leadenhall Street. In Aldgate Ward (L.C.C. List, 1912).

First mention : 28 Eliz. 1586 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 87). "Black Raven Alley."

First called "Black Raven Court" (Rocque, 1746).

Black Raven Court

South-east out of Cow Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

Formerly "Raven Court" (End. Ch. Rep. St. Sepulchre, 1902, p. 8).

Site rebuilt for business purposes.

Black Raven Passage

West out of Fetter Lane with a passage west to Cursitors Alley (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799). "Raven Court, Passage" (Boyle, 1799-Elmes, 1831).

See Graystoke Place.