Duke's Head Yard - Dunstan (St.) near Fanchurch

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Duke's Head Yard

West out of Rose Court, Tower Street (Lockie, 1816).

It seems to be shown in O.S. but not named.

Named after the sign.

Duke's Place, Duke's Place Court

See James' (St.) Place ; Mitre Square ; also Duke Street, Aldgate.

Duke's Theatre (The)

South of Salisbury Court, or Dorset Court, in Whitefriars (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

In Strype's maps called "The Playhouse."

"Queen's Theatre," 1689 (L. and P. Wm. and M. 1689-90, p. 321).

Opened 1671. The Company was called The Duke's Company, and gave their name to the Theatre, which had previously been called Dorset Gardens' Theatre, the site on which it was erected having formed the gardens of Dorset House.

Taken down in the 18th century.

Site afterwards occupied by the City Gas Works and now by the City of London School (q.v.).

Duke's Wardrobe (The)

The Duke's Wardrobe atte Baynardes Castel, otherwise called Watertons' Alley. Duke Humphrey of Gloucester's Estate, 1455 (Rolls of Parlt. V. 339, 6).

See Duke Humfrey's.

Duklane, West Srnithfield

See Duke Street.

Dung Wharf

Made by the City Authorities about 1665 opposite Dowgate Wharf (L. and P. Chas. II. 1665-6, p. 175).

Not further identified,

Dung Wharf

On the Thames, adjoining Whitefriars Dock on the west (Rocque,1746). "West and Cove's Wharf" (q.v.) in Horwood, 1799.

Dung Wharff

See Dunghill Lane, Thames Street.

Dunghil Lane

Sonth out of Thames Street to the Thames leading to Puddle Dock Stairs, in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

"Dung Wharff" in Rocque, 1746.

Site seems now occupied by the Crown and Horseshoe Wharf (q.v.).

Dunghill Lane

South out of High Timber Street to Brook's Wharf. East of Broken Wharf. In Queenhithe Ward (L. and P. Commonw. 1654-5, VIII. p. 10-Boyle, 1799).

"Gardeners lane," now called "Dunghill-lane " (P.C. 1732).

See Gardners' Lane.

Dunghill Stairs

A wharf in the parish of St. Mary (sic) Vintry given 1437 by Robert de Chichele to the rector of this church (L. and M. Arch. Soc. Trans. III. 399).

In the Ct. of Hust. Wills II, 491, the tenement situate "super postes super Wharvum" is described as in the parishes of St. Martin in the Vintry and St. James Garlickhithe, between Stodyeslane and Cressingham lane.

This would be on the site of the Three Cranes' Wharf, as shown in Rocque.

There are several references to Dunghill Stairs in the registers of St. James, Garlickhithe, in 1647-9, from which it appears that the property belonged to the parish at this time (Trans. L. and M. Arch. Soc. N.S. I. (2), pp. 229-30).

Dunhorse Yard

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

Not named in the maps.

Dunning's Alley

West out of Bishopsgate Street Without, at No. 151. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-O.S. 1880).

First mention : On tradesman's token of 1668 (Burn, 63).

In the 18th century the alley extended further west than in the O.S. maps of the 19th century, and it seems to have been partly demolished for the erection of Broad Street Station, etc.

Said to be named after the ground landlord who built it (N. and Q. 2nd S. III. 143, 1911).

The rest of the site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station and the railway lines.

Dunning's Place

South out of Dunning's Alley and parallel to it. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (O.S. 25 in. 1880).

The site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station and the railway lines.

Dunstan (St.) Fleet Street

See Dunstan (St.) in the West.

Dunstan (St.) Fraternity, in the Go1dsmithery

Various bequests were made to the Wardens of this Fraternity in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Simon de Berkyngg, goldsmith, gave his mansion house in Wodestrete to the Almonry of St. Dunstan in the Goldsmithery for the maintenance of a chantry, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 543) ; and See p. 564 and II. 112).

Dunstan (St.) In the East

On the west side of St. Dunstan's Hill at No. 2 (P.O. Directory). In Tower Ward.

Earliest mention found in records : 1271-2 (Ct. H.W. I. 11).

Other designations : "St. Dunstan towards the Tower" (ib.). "St. Dunstan by the Tower," 15 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1708). "Sancti Dunstani," apud Turrim, 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "St. Dunstan 'Est'" (Ct. H.W. I. 111), 1293-4. "S. Dunstan near Fanchurch," 1365 (ib. ii. 88).

Rebuilt 1633 (Dodsley, 1761). Chapel of Holy Trinity in the church (Strype, ed. 1720 I. ii. 43).

Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 53).

Tower and spire by Wren 1667-9.

Almost the whole of the side walls were preserved until the rebuilding of the church 1816. One window had geometrical tracery of about 1260. Present east window said to have been copied from old one (St. Paul's Ecci. Soc. II. 16).

Rebuilt 1817. Architect, S. Laing.

Living. A Rectory. One of the thirteen peculiars belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Patron : Archbishop of Canterbury. Formerly : Prior of Christ Church, Canterbury (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 53).

Dedicated to St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 959-988, and designated "in the east" to distinguish it from St. Dunstan's in the west, Fleet Street (S. 136). In old days, as shown above, it was more commonly designated "apud," "versus," or "juxta" Turrim, on account of its situation near the Tower.

Dunstan (St.) in the East, Churchyard

On the north and south sides of the Church (O.S.). Churchyard of the Church of St. Dunstan in East called "Pardon chirchehawe," 1477 (Ct. H.W. ii. 576).

The chapell upon the charnell stood in the chirchhawe of Seint Dunstan in the Est (Arnold's Chronicle, p. 255).

Charge for keeping clean Pardon Churchyard paid by the Churchwardens of St. Dunstan's (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 47).

See Pardon Churchyard.

Dunstan (St.) in the West

On the north side of Fleet Street at No. 187 (P.O. Directory), between Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane. In the Ward of Farringdon Without.

Earliest mention found in records : 1237, "St. Dunstan over against the New Temple" (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1232-47, p. 178). Church probably in existence at a much earlier date.

Other forms : "St. Dunstan towards the New Temple," 1278-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 37). "St. Dunstan West," 1278-9 (ib. 39). "St. Dunstan near the New Temple," 1291 (ib. 101). "St. Dunstan de Weste," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "St. Dunstan next the New Temple," 10 Ed. II. (Ch. I. p. m. 10 Ed. II. 3). "St. Donstan de Fletestret," 1331 (Ct. H.W. I. 369). "St. Dunstan West in Fleetstreet," 16 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1784).

Fraternity of St. Mary and St. Dunstan in the church 18 H. VI. (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 262).

Chapel of St. Katherine erected by T. Duke, 15th century. Church repaired at various times.

Damaged in the Fire, but soon repaired at the charges of the parish. At this time the whole building projected into the street and had shops and sheds under it. It was accordingly resolved in 1820-30 to pull it down and rebuild it further back, and a portion of Clifford's Inn was taken for the purpose. A piece of ground about 30 ft. wide was laid into the street (Gent. Mag. Lib. XVI. 29-33) (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 276). Architect, J. Shaw.

A Rectory. Patrons : Advowson granted to the King by the Abbot and Convent of Westminster, and by him to the House of Converts 1237 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1232-47. p. 178). Afterwards passed into the hands of the Abbot and Convent of Alnwick, and after the dissolution into private hands, being at that time a vicarage. In 1820 purchased by the Parishioners by a special Act, and constituted a rectory (End. Ch. Rep. 1902, p. 5).

Called "in the West" for difference from St. Dunstone in the east (S. 395).

Famous clock there projecting over the street was removed when the old church was pulled down. Statue of Q. Elizabeth 1586 over the Fleet Street doorway stood originally on the west front of Ludgate and was removed here in 1766.

Dunstan (St.) near Fanchurch

See Dunstan (St.) in the East.