Bridgewater Passage - Broad Street Buildings

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Bridgewater Passage

Out of Bridgewater Square (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Bridgewater Place

South out of Fann Street at No. 12 in Aldersgate Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention: O.S. 1875.

In Rocque the site is occupied by White Horse Yard (q.v.).

Erected on part of the site of Bridgewater House and Gardens.

Bridgewater Square

At the north end of Bridgewater Street, Barbican, at No. 1, in Cripplegate Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Hatton, 1708. Then newly erected.

In O. and M. 1677, the site is occupied by the Earl of Bridgewater's House, from whence the name of the square is derived.

Bridgewater Square Buildings

At the junction of Bridgewater Square and Hart's Court (L.C.C. List, 1912). In Cripplegate Ward Without.

Bridgewater Street

South out of Bridgewater Square at No. 9 to 42 Barbican (P.O. Directory). In Cripplegate Ward Without.

So named in 1885 when the name "Princes Street" (q.v.) was abolished.

The street formerly called Bridgwater Street lay north of Bridgwater Square, as shown in O. and M. 1677, and led from Bridgwater House to what was then Brackley Street, the whole site being occupied later by Bridgwater Gardens (q.v.).

Erected on the site of Bridgwater House and Gardens (q.v.).

Briggehuthe (La)

Rents out of "la Briggehuthe" in parish of St. Margaret de Lotheburi, 1282-3 (Ct. H.W. I. 62).

Dr. Sharpe says=Bridgehouse (q.v.).

See Brugeshusee.

Bristol Street

South out of Duke Humphrey's to the Thames, in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

"Bristow Street" in Hatton, 1708.

Site seems now to be occupied by St. Andrew's Wharf.

Not to be confused with Bristow Street (q.v.).

Bristow Street

West out of St. Andrew's Hill to Huish Court (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831). In Castle Baynard Ward and Farringdon Ward Within.

Former names : "Bristol Street" (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799). "Duke Humphrey's" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, ed. 1755).

In O. and M. the street called Bristol Street (q.v.) runs south out of Thames Street to the Thames.

The site is now occupied by Queen Victoria Street and the railway lines.

Britain's, Brittain's Yard

West out of Broad Street, in Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720 and 1755).

The site is now occupied by offices and chambers.

Britannia Court

East out of Golden Lane in Cripplegate Ward Without (Horwood, 1799-O.S. 1875-80).

Former name : "Black Raven Court" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

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

Brite's Alley

East out of St. Swithin's Lane to Sherbourne Lane. In Walbrook Ward 1720-Boyle, 1799).

Strype says it was formerly called Horshoe Alley (ed. 1720, I. ii. 200).

Brittain's Alley

See Britton's Court.

Brittania Place

West out of Bishopsgate Street at No. 183. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (O.S. 1848-50).

Former names "Bottle Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831). "Bottle Yard" (Strype).

It was probably so called on account of its conformation, as Strype tells us that the entrance to it was narrow (ed. 1720, I. ii. 108).

Demolished (O.S. 1875).

The site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station, etc.

Britten Strete

See Little Britain.

Britton's Court

West out of Whitefriars Street at No. 16, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention : "Brittain's Alley" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 279).

In Horwood, 1799, "Britten's Court."

Crypt of late 14th-century work found under No. 4 forming part of the monastery of Whitefriars.

Broad Alley

In parish of St. Margaret Lothbury, mentioned in will of Sir Henry Kebyll, 1514. Site now covered by Grocers' Hall (End. Ch. Rep. 1829, p. 230).

Broad Court

See James' (St.) Place.

Broad Street

See Old Broad Street, New Broad Street, Little Broad Street.

Broad Street Avenue

West out of New Broad Street, at No. 17, to Blomfield Street (P.O. Directory).

First mention : L.C.C. List of Streets, 1901.

The western end was formerly occupied by Bell Square (q.v.), the eastern end by Broad Street Mews (q.v.).

Broad Street Buildings

South out of Liverpool Street, at Nos. 2, 5, and 11 (P.O. Directory).

Formerly these buildings formed the northern continuation of New Broad Street (q.v.) (O.S. 1880), but earlier still the name was given to a street running east and west from Broad Street to Broker Row (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831), on the site of the booking offices of the present Broad Street Station.

In Strype's map, 1720, the buildings had not been erected, and the site was occupied by numerous small alleys, such as Round Court (q.v.), etc.

A stone preserved in the Guildhall Museum bears the inscription "Broad Street Buildings," 1737, probably the date of erection of the street shown in Rocque, 1746, above mentioned.

See Bethlem Burying Ground.