Dicereslane - Doby Court

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In the parishes of St. Nicholas Shambles and St. Faith leading from opposite the north wall of the Court of the Bishop of London next St. Paul's towards the house of the Greyfriars, between Ivy Lane and Warwick Lane from Paternoster Row to Newgate market. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. pp. 10, 49).

First mention : "Dicereslane," 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 404).

Other names and forms : "Discyes lane," 33 Ed. I. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 10). "Dicers lane," I Ed. II. (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 9, 130). "Dycers lane," 4 Ed. II. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 49). "Dezarslane," 1334-5 (Ct. H.W. I. 401). "Dycereslane," 22 Ed. III. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 10). "Dycylane," alias vocat "la Rydye," 13 H. IV. (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 21, No. 378). "Dicereslane," otherwise called "le Redye," 1423-4 (Ct. H.W. II. 435).

It seems to be identical with the lane called "Cecile Lane " (q.v.) and Rose Street (q.v.) leading into Newgate Market.

Digby's Rents

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

Not named in the maps.

Dionis (St.) Backchurch

At the south-west corner of Lime Street, and on the north side of Fenchurch Street. In Billingsgate Ward (O.S. 1880).

The parish extends also into Lime Street and Langbourn Wards.

Earliest mention found in records : "St. Dionis in Lime Street," c. 1198-1214 (Anc. Deeds, A. 2710).

Other names : "St. Dionis of Bakecherche," 1241-52 (ib. A. 7363). "St. Dionisius," 1259-60 (Ct. H.W. I. 6). "St. Dionisius Batcherch," 9 Ed. I. (ib. 51). "St. Dionisius de Bakcherche," 1299 (ib. 143). "St. Dyonisius de Baggechirche," 1303 (ib. 158). "St. Dyonisius de Gars-cherche," 1311 (ib. 222). "St. Dionysius de Grascherche," 1318 (ib. 280). "St. Dyonisius de Blakecherch," 1310 (ib. 216), St. Denys Bakchirche, 40 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2030). "St. Dionisius de Fanchirchestret," 7 Rich. II. (Cal. L. Bk. H. p. 217).

New built in reign of H. VI., the arms of John Bugge, a restorer of the church, being carved in the stone work of the choir (S. 202).

Chapel of St. John on south side added c. 1466 by John Darby (ib.). Middle aisle new laid 1629. Steeple repaired and new turret built 1632 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 152).

Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt (ib.) 1674-84 (P.C. p. 57). First and poorest rebuilt.

A Rectory. Patrons : Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. One of the peculiars, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The materials were sold by auction August, 1878, and the church was taken down immediately afterwards (N. and Q. 5 S. XI. p. 57).

Parish united to All Hallows, Lombard Street.

The dedication is to St. Denys or Dionysius, the patron saint of France, who since the 9th century has been identified with Dionysius the Areopagite. It is the only church in the City with this dedication, and suggests the French influence which prevailed in England during the 11th and 12th centuries.

The designation "Backchurch" indicates its position, standing back out of the main line of Fenchurch Street.

Dionis Yard

In Fenchurch Street (L.C.C. List, 1901).

Named 1885.

Former name : "George Yard" (q.v.).

Dipples Alley

Seems to have been near the Auction Mart in Bartholomew Lane. Five houses in the alley were purchased in 1652 for the poor of the parish of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange, and sold in 1810 to the proprietors of the Auction Mart (End. Ch. St. Barth. etc., 1903, p. 16).

Called Dible's Alley (1649) and Dipple Alley (1670) in Account Books (p. 136) and Vestry Minute Books (p. 109) of St. Bartholomew the litell, ed. Freshfield, "Dipple Alley" in Ffrogmorton Street, 1670 (Vestry Minute Book, p. 109).

Named after the owner or builder.

Dissell Court, Beech Lane

See Dizzle's Court.

Distaff Lane

South out of Cannon Street, between Nos. 7 and 8 to Old Fish Street (P.O. Directory). In Bread Street Ward.

First mention : July, 1870.

Former name : "Little Distaff Lane" (Leake, 1666-O.S. 1875).

It still appears under this name in the O.S. 1875, although the name was actually abolished in 1870.

Stow also calls this "Distar" or "Distaff lane," as well as the street later known as Great Distaff Lane (q.v.), now absorbed in Cannon Street.

Distillers' Hall

In Throgmorton Street-in Draper's Hall.

Company incorporated 1638 (Elmes, 1831).

Distiller's Yard

Out of Great Tower Hill (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Ditch Side

The Town Ditch, in Farringdon Ward Within ; the east side was included in Blackfriars precinct (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 194).

See Town Ditch.

Dixon's Rents

West out of Golden Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

The site is now occupied by the Cripplegate Institute.

Dizzle's Court

North out of Beech Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (L. Guide, 1758, and Boyle, 1799).

Former name : "Dissell Court" (P.C. 1732, and Rocque, 1746).

The site is now occupied by Beech Street.

Do Little Alley

See Do Little Lane.

Do Little Lane, Alley

South out of Carter Lane to Knightrider Street. In Castle Baynard Ward (Boyle, 1799).

First mention : "Dolytelane," 1314-15 (Ct. H.W. I. 252).

Other forms : "Dolytellane," 1349 (ib. 593). "Dolittellane," 1359 (ib. II. 12). "Doe Litle Lane," 26 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 74). "Do little lane" (S. 365). "Do little alley" (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

See Knightrider Court.

Dobbin's Alley

Out of Beech Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Dobb's Court

Out of Swithin's Lane (P.C. I 732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Dobin's Court

See Doby Court.

Dobwell Court

See Dogwell Court.

Doby Court

West out of Monkwell Street, north of Barber's Hall (L.C.C. List, 1912). In Farringdon Ward Within (det.).

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

Former name : "Dobins Court" (Strype, ed. 1720). " Dolbins Court" (Rocque, 1746).

The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.

Doby Court

North out of Maiden lane at No. 2 in Vintry Ward, west of Queen Street (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Lockie, 1810.

Former name : "Maidenhead Court" (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).