Black Raven Passage, Seething Lane - Blackfriars

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Black Raven Passage, Seething Lane

See Black Raven Court.

Black Spread Eagle (The)

Or Stationers House against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet Street, 1653 (H. MSS. Com. 7th Rep. 459).

Not named in the maps.

Black Spread Eagle Court

In Finch Lane, Cornhill (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Black Spread Eagle Court

East out of Bread Street, south of Cheapside, in Bread Street Ward (Strype, ed. 1720 and 1755).

No later reference.

Black Swan Alley

South out of London Wall at No. 43, in Coleman Street Ward, near the eastern boundary of the ward (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Rocque, 1746. Name derived from the sign.

Black Swan Alley

South out of St. Paul's Churchyard at No. 21, to 7 Little Carter Lane, in Castle Baynard Ward (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Horwood, 1799.

Former name : "Black Swan Court" (O. and M. 1677-O.S. 1875).

Black Swan Alley, Cannon Street

See Black Swan Court.

Black Swan Alley, Garlick Hill

See Kennet Wharf.

Black Swan Court

South out of Cannon Street, west of Lawrence Poultney Lane. In Candlewick Ward (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Former name : "Black Swan Alley " (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720).

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

Black Swan Court

Out of Old Change, 1665 (L. and P. Chas. II. IV. 363).

No later reference.

Black Swan Court

In Bartholomew Lane (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Black Swan Court

North out of Great Tower Street, at No. 61, east of Mark Lane, in Tower Ward (Strype, ed. 1720-Elmes, 1831).

Former name : "Swan Court" (O. and M. 1677).

Name derived from the tavern there.

Site now covered by Byward Street (q.v.).

Black Swan Court, St. Paul's Churchyard

See Black Swan Alley.

Black Swan Inn

On the south side of Holborn, west of Fetter Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

The site seems to be covered by a distillery.

The old inn was a starting place for coaches to Bath and Exeter in 1739 (N. and Q. 1st S.I. 69).

Black Swan Inn

On the south side of Fleet Street in parish of St. Dunstan, 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (1), p. 617).

Not further identified.

Black Swan Yard

See Capel Court.

Blackamore Court

West out of Petticoat Lane and north to Seven Step Alley (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 27 and ed. 1755). In Portsoken Ward.

It seems to occupy the site known as Garden Court in later times.

Blacke-Boye (The)

Corner tenement and shops so called in Thamys Streate in parish of St. Dunstan in the East, abutting on the east side of St. Dunstane's Lane, south on Thames Street, west on a tenement called the Signe of the Cowe heele and north on the tenement called the Churche rents of Saint Dunstanes, 1541, 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII Dom. S. XVI. 243).

No later reference.


A place in Sermon Lane called "Blacke loft" (of melting silver) with four shops adjoining (S. 371).

Not further identified. See Blakelofte.


See Broadway and Pilgrim Street.