Craddockeslane - Creechurch Court, Creechurch Alley

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John de Turr held free socage of a certain lane called Craddockeslane "Aldherma'nebur" (Rot. Hund. I. 405), 3 Ed. I.

No further reference to this lane, which would seem to have been in Aldermanbury, Cripplegate Ward Within.

Cradle Alley

East out of Coleman Street, south of Swan Alley. In Coleman Street Ward (Leake, 1666-O. and M. 1677).

It seems to be called Carpenter's Yard (q.v.) in Rocque, 1746.

Cradle Alley, Cradle Court, Fenchurch Street

See Bowyer's Court.

Cradle Court

West out of Addle Hill, in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677).

The site is now occupied by Queen Victoria Street.

The Cradle seems to have been a distinctive street sign in former times.

Cradle Court

East out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without, north of Jewin Street (Hatton, 1708-Horwood, 1799).

Site now occupied by warehouses, etc.

Cradle Court

East out of Little Distaff Lane, in Bread Street Ward (O. and M. 1677).

Site now occupied by offices and business houses.

Cradle Court

South out of Fore Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Strype, 1720-Dodsley, 1761).

Site now occupied by warehouses and offices, etc.

Cradle Court

East out of Redcross Street at No. 51, in Cripplegate Ward Without, leading to Bowling Alley and Whitecross Street (Strype, ed. 1720-E1mes, 1831).

The site is now covered by the Metropolitan Railway lines.

Cradle Court

North out of Bury Court. In Aldgate Ward (O.S. 1880).

First mention : Rocque, 1746.

Rebuilt for business purposes.

Cradocheslane, Cradockslane

See Star Alley, Fenchurch Street.

Crane (The)

A house in Crooked Lane demised 15 Chas. I. for the use of the parish of St. Michael (End. Ch. Rep. 1903, p. 6).

No later reference.

Crane (The)

A tenement so called on the west of St. John's Alley, in parish of St. Leonard Foster Lane, 32 H. VIII. 1541 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVI. 243).

No later reference.

Crane Court

West out of Lambeth Hill in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831). Between Peter's Hill and Lambeth Hill near Heralds' College.

Site rebuilt for the formation of Queen Victoria Street

Crane Court

North out of Fleet Street at No. 174, east of Fetter Lane (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

First mention : 1662 (L. and P. Chas. II., II. 416).

Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt.

House occupied by Messrs. Whelpton in the Court, No. 4, bears date 1671, and is a good example of the architecture of the buildings erected after the Fire.

Wheatley says the Court was called Two Crane Court originally, but he gives no authority for the statement.

Crane Court

East out of Old Change, in Farringdon Ward Within (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

Site now occupied by offices and business houses.

Crane Court

Out of Aldersgate Street (P.C. I 732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.


See Crachemilles.

Craven's (Sir William) House

See East India House.

Cree Church Lane

North out of Leadenhall Street at No. 86, west of St. Katherine Creechurch (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward.

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

Other names : "Creed Church Lane" (Strype, 1720). "Church Lane" (Stow, ed. 1633, p. 150). "Christ Churchstreate," 28 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 86).

Called in the plans of Holy Trinity Priory 1592, reproduced in Home Counties Mag. II. pp. 45-53, "The way oute of Allgat Streat in to Creechurch monastery."

Until 1894 the lane only extended north as far as Bury Street, but in that year it was continued into St. James' Place and the former name of King Street (q.v.) disappeared.

Named after the Priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church.

Creechurch Court, Creechurch Alley

Out of Creechurch Lane, Leadenhall Street (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799). "Creechurch Alley" in P.C. 1732.

Not named in the maps.