Cross Street - Crown and Cushion (The)

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Cross Street

West out of King Street to Milk Street Market, crossing Laurence Lane (Hatton, 1708-Strype, ed. 1755).

Not named in the maps.

See Thrum Street.

Crosseley's Court

See New London Street.

Crosse's Alley

North-east out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (O. and M.1677).

Not named in later maps and directories.

Probably removed towards the end of the 18th century; as the site seems to have been rebuilt in Horwood, 1799.

Crosseys Court

See New London Street.

Crosskeys Court

Out of Queen Street, Cheapside, near Tower Royal (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Crostefer (le)

A messuage so called in parish of St. Sepulchre 1544, now called "le Crowne on the Hoope" (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (2), p. 187).

No later reference.

Crow Court

Opposite Christ Church, in Farringdon Ward Within. Out of Butcher Hall Lane (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 194).

Not further identified.

Crowd Alley

Out of Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Crowder's Well

Stow speaks of it as a Pool by St. Giles' Churchyard, in his time mostly stopped up, but the spring preserved and arched over with stone (S. 16) with stairs to go down to it on the bank of the Town Ditch, near to St. Giles' Church (303 and 432). He does not use the name Crowder's Well. But Maitland says the well which supplied the Pool was called Crowder's Well, and adjoined St. Giles' Churchyard on the north-west side (I. 83).

Harrison describes it as being in Well Street (p. 469), which street was formerly called Crowder's Well Alley (O. and M. 1677), and it seems to have been near the Vicarage House shown on the east side of Well Street in O.S. 1875.

In Rocque's map, 1746, it is described as at the northern end of Crowder's Well Alley, but the exact site is not indicated in the map.

Crowder's Well Alley

See Well Street.

Crown (Le)

A messuage so called in parish of St. Andrew in Holborn, 31 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 140).

Perhaps to be identified with Crown Inn, Holborn.

Crown (The)

A messuage and brewhouse so called in Redcross Street in the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate 1542 and 1565 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 57).

No later mention.

Crown (The)

In Warwick Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within, used by the people attending Newgate Market (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 194).

On the east side of Warwick Lane (Hatton, 1708).

First mention : "le Crowne" in Warwykelane in St. Edwin's parish, 35 H. VI 11.1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (2), 60).

See Crown Court.

Crown (The)

Behind the Royal Exchange. On the north side of Threadneedle Street adjoining the Bank of England on the East, in the parish of St. Christopher le Stocks, being the furthest point east in that parish on the north side of Threadneedle Street (P.C. 1732-Maitland, 1775).

Removed about 1760 for the enlargement of the Bank of England, which now occupies the site.

Crown Alley

In Bridewell precinct by Fleet Ditch (W. Stow, 1722).

Not named in the maps.

Crown Alley, Houndsditch

South-west out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (O. and M. 1677).

Not shown in the later maps and guides unless it is the same as "Red Lyon Court," which seems to be placed further east in O. and M. than in Strype's maps.

Crown Alley, Minories

West out of the Minories. In Portsoken Ward (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

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

In Strype's map, ed. 1720, "Black Horse Alley" (q.v.) seems to occupy the site of Crown Court.

Crown Alley disappeared towards the end of the 18th century, when much of the western side of the Minories was rebuilt.

Crown Alley, Petticoat Lane

South-west out of Petticoat Lane (Middlesex Street). In Portsoken Ward (Boyle, 1799).

Earliest mention : Rocque, 1746.

(Shown in Strype's map of the Ward, 1720, but not named.)

Removed towards the end of the 18th century for the erection of warehouses and the site is now occupied by the Port of London Authority's Warehouses (q.v.).

Crown Alley, Tudor Street

See Crown Court.

Crown and Cushion (The)

See Pay Office.