Deputies', Deputy's Court - Dice Quay Lane, Passage

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Deputies', Deputy's Court

See Rose and Rainbow Court.

Derby House

See Darby House.

Derby Street

Out of Aldersgate Street (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Derby Street

See Darby Street.

Derkelane (le)

See Dark House Lane.

Dermer's Passage

Seems to have been another name for Bartlett's Passage, Fetter Lane (Lockie, 1810).

Desebourne Lane

South out of Thames Street to the Thames in the parish of St. Mary de Somersete in the Ward of Queenhithe, 215 ft. in length and 7 ft. in width, except near the Thames, when it is of the width of a King's ell, 22 Ed. III. 1348 (Cal. L. Bk. F. p. 184, and Cal. P.R. Ed. III.).

Sir Edward de Montacute's house was on the east side of the lane and Walter Gladewyn's on the west.

The lane seems to be mentioned, but unnamed in 17 Ed. III. when a view was held of the precincts of the Thames, and inquiry made as to certain lanes which were intended for public use, but had been shut up at various times by owners of property in them. This lane seems to have been in this condition (Lib. Cust. II. 454).

In Rotuli Hundredorum, I. 418, mention is made in the Ward of Simon de Hadestok of a lane called Deneburzgate, Denebureghlane in parish of St. Mary de Somerset.

Probably an earlier form of the name "Desebourne Lane."

Not further identified.

Devereux Court

Out of Basinghall Street (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Devonshire Court

West out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

The site is now occupied by the Aldersgate Street Station of the Metropolitan Railway.

Devonshire House

On the east side of Bishopsgate Street, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

This was the town house of the Earls of Devonshire 1620-70, and the Countess of Devonshire, whom Strype remembered, died there in 1689. In Stow's time, 1603, it was known as Fisher's Folly (q.v.).

The site is now covered by Devonshire Square (q.v.).

Devonshire House Garden

See Devonshire Square.

Devonshire Square

At the east end of Devonshire Street, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Hatton, 1708.

It occupies the site of Devonshire House and Garden shown in O. and M. 1677, so called as being for some years the town house of the Earls of Devonshire, and formerly known as Fisher's Folly.

See Devonshire House and Fisher's Folly.

Devonshire Street

East out of Bishopsgate at No. 150 (P.O. Directory). In Bishopsgate Ward Without.

First mention : Hatton, 1708.

It is shown as a passage to Devonshire House in O. and M. 1677.

Named after this house (q.v.).


See Dicereslane.

Diamond Court

South out of Hosier Lane, West Smithfield, in Farringdon Ward Without (Horwood, 1799-L.C.C. List, 1901).

Former name : "Sawyer's Yard" (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

Rebuilt for business purposes.

Dibbles Buildings

See Sun Court, Upper East Smithfield.


Dibbleswharf and Fresshfishwharf above London Bridge, 1363 (L. Bk. G. fo. 136, R. Mem. xv.), and 1364 (Cal. Close R. Ed. III. 1364-8, p. 74).

The house of W. Dible was on the Thames near Castle Baynard 49 H. III. 1265 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1258-66, p. 464).

Wharf probably named after him.

Perhaps near Dibleslane (q.v.).

Not further identified.


In the parish of St. Michael Queenhithe. Richard Hardel had rents there, 1301 (Ct. H.W. I. 153).

"Dibeleslane," 1310 (ib. 213). "Debillane," 1465-6 (ib. II. 553). "Debbes Lane," 37 H. VIII. 1545 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 125).

Not further identified.

Named after an owner.

Dice Quay

Out of Lower Thames Street at No. 23, between Smart's Quay west and Ralph's Quay east. In Tower Ward (Leake, 1666-Lockie, 1816, and Horwood, 1799).

Former names : "le Dycekey" 1 Ed. V. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1841). "Dycekey," 1559 (Act of Parlt.). "Dyse Key," 1557 and 1567 (Lond. I. pm. II. p. 70). "Little Dice Key" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

Probably named after an owner.

Site covered by the New Custom House, erected 1814-17.

See Great Dice Key.

Dice Quay Lane, Passage

Out of Thames Street, leading to Dice Quay, Billingsgate (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.