Ebgate Back Alley - Eldefistrate

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Ebgate Back Alley

Mentioned in the registers of St. Laurence Pountney, 1628 (Wilson, p. 132).

Not further identified.

Eccle's Yard

In the Minories (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Mentions Eele's Yard separately, but query identical.

Not named in the maps.

Eden Court

Out of New Street, Shoe Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps. Perhaps named after the owner or builder.

Edgate Lane

See Old Swan Lane.

Edington's Wharf

From Earl Street to the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge (Horwood, 1799). In Farringdon Ward Within.

Site now occupied by Blackfriars Station.

Named after the owner.

Edmond (St.) the Bishop and Marie Magdalen

A charnell and chapell of St. Edmund the Bishop and Marie Magdalen near St. Mary Spital, founded by William Enesham, Citizen and Pepperer, 1391 (S. 168).

The chapell upon the charnell at Seint Mary Spitall, wythout Bisshops Gate is mentioned by Arnold in his Chronicle, p. 255, in his list of the Parish Churches, etc., of London, c. 1500-21.

Probably removed at the dissolution of the monasteries, temp. H. VIII.

Edmund (St.) de Gras-Cherch

See Edmund (St.) the King and Martyr.

Edmund (St.) Lombard Street

See Edmund (St.) the King and Martyr.

Edmund (St.) the King and Martyr

On the north side of Lombard Street at No. 58 east of Birchin Lane (P.O. Directory). In Langbourne Ward.

The parish in Langbourne and Cornhill Wards.

Earliest mention found in records : Given by Q. Maud, the wife of Henry I., to the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity. In the MSS. D. and C. St. Paul, mention is made of the gift by Daniel the priest to St. Paul and the Canons, of the Church of St. Edmund in the 12th century (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 64). Perhaps some arrangement was entered into between the Prior and the Canons which would account for the alternate presentation mentioned below.

Forms of name : "St. Edmund towards Garcherche," c. 1292 (Anc. Deeds, A. 11606). "St. Edmund de Graschirche." 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "S. Edmund de Lombardestrete," 1348 (Ct. H.W. I. 505). "S. Edmund in Longbord St.," 14th century (Lansdowne MS. 440, p. 8).

Burnt in the Fire, and rebuilt 1670 by Sir C. Wren north and south, owing to irregularity of the ground (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 156).

A Rectory. Patrons : Alternately Canons of St. Paul's and the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity. After the dissolution, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

After the Fire, the Church of St. Nicholas Acon not being rebuilt, the parish was united to St. Edmund (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 162).

The dedication is to the King of the East Angles, murdered by the Danes 87O.

Called S. Edmond Grasse Church because the said Grasse Market came downe so low (S. 204).

Edmund (St.) the King and Martyr Churchyard

On the north side of the church (O. and M., 1677-O.S. 1880).

Mentioned 1557 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 31).

Edmund (St.) Without Newgate, Edmund (St.) Sepulcher Without Newgate

See Sepulchre (St.).

Edmund Place

East out of Aldersgate Street at No. 17 and north to No. 9 Jewin Street (P.O. Directory). In Aldersgate Ward Without.

First mention : O.S., 1848-51.

The site was formerly occupied by Angel Alley, Horn Alley, Jewin Court, Cockpit Court and Little Greenwich.

Edredeshyda, Edredshithe

See Queenhithe Wharf.


See Everardeswellestrete.

Eele's Court

See Eales Yard.

Elbow Lane

Identified with College Street and Little College Street (q.v.). Its earlier name was "Eldebowe Lane" or "Bow Lane" (q.v.).

Elde Jurie

See Old Jewry.

Eldechaunge (le)

See Old Change.

Eldedenes Lane

See Old Dean's Lane.


See Old Fish Street.