Chequer Alley, Chequer Court - Chicke Lane

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Chequer Alley, Chequer Court

On the west side of Bishopsgate Street. In Bishops-gate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108-Boyle, 1799).

In Old Bethlem.

First mention : "Checker Alley," 1559-60 (Ct. H.W. II. 674).

Named after a tenement called the "Chekker" which belonged to the new hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate in parish of St. Botolph, 35 H. VIII. 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII XVIII. Pt. I, p. 538).

The site is now occupied by Broad Street Station.

Chequer Court

East out of St. Katherine's lane (Survey St. Katherine's, 1686, Sloane MS. 3254, A. 2-Lockie, 1810).

Removed for the construction of St. Katherine's Docks 1827.

Chequer Inn

On the north side of Holborn, east of Furnival's Inn, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

The site is now covered by the offices of the Prudential Assurance Co., Ltd.

Chequer Inn

On the south side of Chequer Yard, leading into Dowgate Hill. In Dowgate Ward (S. 233).

Site occupied by Cannon Street Station since 1860-5.

Chequer Lane, Dowgate Hill

See Chequer Yard.

Chequer Yard

East out of Dowgate Hill to Bush Lane. In Dowgate Ward (O. and M. 1677) (Midd. Sess. Roll. 4 Chas. I. III. 165).

Former names : "Chequer Alley" or "lane," 1598 (S. 233). "Carter lane" previously (ib.).

Demolished 1860-5 for the erection of Cannon Street Station.

Named after the Chequer Inn, which stood on the south side of the yard. Plumbers' Hall also stood on the south side of the yard.

Chequer Yard, Aldgate High Street

South out of Aldgate High Street, the first turning east from the Minories (O.S. 25 in., 1880 ed.). In Portsoken Ward.

Earliest mention : Ogilby and Morgan, 1677.

"Chequer Square" in Elmes, 1831.

Site covered by the London and North Western Railway Goods Depot.

Cherrytree Court

East out of Aldersgate Street, at No. 53 A. in Aldersgate Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Strype, ed. 172O.

Cherubim Court

South out of Angel Alley, Bishopsgate Without, behind 137, between Pleasant Court and Adam and Eve Court (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Site now occupied by the railway lines.

Cheshire Court

North out of Fleet Street at 144 (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

First named : 1905.

Former names : "Three Falcon Court" (Lockie, 1810-O.S. 1880). "Faulkners' Wine Manufactory" (Horwood, 1799). "White Horse Inn" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

In the maps of the 17th and 18th centuries "Three Falcon Court" is slightly further west and smaller.

Nos. 140 and 141 Fleet Street occupied the site after the hostelry was pulled down.

Cheshire Rents

Out of Fleet Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, 1720 Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Chester Place

West out of Fleet Market, in Farringdon Ward Without, leading into Black Horse Court (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Not named in the maps.

Chester Quay

Between Brewers Quay east and Galley Quay west. In Tower Ward (P.O. Directory).

First mention : "Chester's Quay," 1625 (L. and P. Chas. I. Dom. S. I. p. 44).

Name derived from owner.

Chesthunt (Nuns of St. Mary of)

Their tenement was in the parish of St. Martin Outwich, opposite the church (Ch. I. p.m. 41 Ed. III.). In Bishopsgate Ward Within.

Cheyne (The)

Formed a part of the boundary of Great St. Bartholomew's Close, 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII., XIX. (1), p. 376).

Chicheley's House

See Baker's Hall.

Chichester's (Bishop of) Inn

In the parish of St. Dunstan's Fleet Street, on the west side of Chancery Lane, 1310 (Cott. Faust. B. VIII. f. 159b).

Mentioned 1291 (ib. f. 159).

The hostel or town house of the Bishops of Chichester. They had a garden also on the eastern side of the street.

The site is commemorated in Chichester Rents, Chancery Lane.

Chick Lane

West out of West Smithfield to Field Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (Lockie, 1816).

First mention : "Chikelane," 22 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m. 22 Ed. I. m. 132).

Former names : "Chikenelane," 1280 (Ct. H.W. I. 50). "Chykenale," 1282 (ib. 60). "Chikeneslane" (Dugdale, IV. 83). Also called "Cheke Lane," 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XVI. 715).

Stow calls it "Chicken lane downe to Cowbridge" (S. 382).

The Prior of Sempringham was allowed to enclose it, 22 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m. 132). Afterwards called West Street (Lockie and Elmes).

W. Stow, writing 1722, says, "Most of the inhabitants here buy and sell old cloaths."

Removed 1844. Charterhouse Street now occupies the site and the buildings of the London Central Markets, Smithfield.

Chick Lane, Tower Ward

Described as east of Barking Church (in Stow, p. 132). From the descriptions given at the references here cited, this lane would appear to be identical with Barking Churchyard (q.v.).

Earliest mention : "Chickene lane," 19 H. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1627), and See A. 1640 (Ct. Hust. Wills, I. 134 and 666).

Other names : "Chigenelane," 1301 (Ct. Hust. Wills, I. 154).

Chicke Lane

See King Edward Street, Newgate Street.