Harp Court, Alley - Hart Court

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Harp Court, Alley

South out of Knightrider Street west of Lambeth Hill, in Castle Baynard Ward (Boyle, 1799).

"Harp Alley" (P.C. 1732-Rocque, 1746). "Hart Court" (O. and M. 1677).

Site has been rebuilt and is now occupied by offices, etc.

Harp Court, Alley, Yard

In Black Horse Alley, Fleet Street, at its northern end, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.C. 1732-Elmes, 1831).

Lockie says it communicated with Fleet Market.

"Hart Court" in O. and M. 1677.

Described on a tradesman's token issued 1649-72 as "Harpe Alley end at Ditch side" (Burn, 98).

Perhaps=Harp Alley, Farringdon Street.

Harp Lane

South out of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street (P.O. Directory). In Tower Ward.

Earliest mention : "Harpe Lane," 34 H. VIII. 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. Pt. 1, p. 129).

Other name : "Hart lane" (S.135).

"Hart lane," called at first "Harp Lane," 1657 (Howel, p. 49,).

There was a messuage with a garden in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East in Tower Street in 1543 called "le Harpe" adjoining Harpe lane, giving name to the lane.

It is interesting to note that there is now at No. 13 a public house called the "Harp," which might conceivably be on the site of part of the garden of this messuage see L. and P. H. VIII. D.S. Vol. XVIII. Pt. 1, p. 129).

Harpe (le)

See Harp Lane.

Harpoon (The)

Messuage in East Smithfield in parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, 1567. Left by Ralph Carter for poor of parishes of All Hallows, Lombard Street and St. Andrew Undershaft.

Let to Messrs. Goodwyn, brewers, 1778 (End. Ch. All Hallows, etc., p. 2).

No later mention.

Harrison's Buildings

Mr. Harrison's new buildings on the east side of the Inner Temple precincts, 1577-8 (I.T. Rec. I. 291).

Harrow Alley

West out of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

Seems to be called "Magpye Alley" in Rocque and "Magpie Court" (q.v.) in Horwood.

Probably named after the sign.

Harrow Alley

North out of Fleet Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

Called : "Harrow Corner" in P.C. 1732, and Boyle.

Site now covered by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway lines.

Harrow Alley, Aldgate High Street

South out of Aldgate High Street at No. 60. In Portsoken Ward (P.O. Directory).

Earliest mention : O. and M. 1677.

At that time and for some years later it contained two large courts and a long alley leading into Goodman's Fields.

In Rocque's map, 1746, these courts are called "My Lady's Yard," and "Cart Yard," but in the other maps they seem to form part of Harrow Alley.

Altered and rebuilt in the 18th century, and again in the 19th for the formation of Somerset Street.

Harrow Alley, Houndsditch

South-west out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (Strype, eds. 1720 and 1755).

Former name : "Coleman's Yard" (O. and M. 1677).

Site seems to have been rebuilt in the latter part of the 18th century.

Harrow Alley, Middlesex Street

West out of Middlesex Street, at No. 99, to 19 Gravel lane. In Portsoken Ward (P.O. Directory).

Earliest mention : O. and M. 1677.

Harrow Alley, St. Katherine's

See Hazards Rents.

Harrow Corner, Fleet Lane

See Harrow Alley.

Harrow Corner, St. Peter's Hill

See Harrow Court.

Harrow Court

West out of St. Peter's Hill, with two entrances to it, and west to Bennett's Hill (P.C. 1732-Elmes, 1831). "Harrow Corner" in Dodsley, 1761. In Castle Baynard Ward.

Not named in the maps.

Harrow Yard

Out of Dunning's Alley, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720,1. ii. 108).

Not further identified.

Harrow Yard

Out of Dunning's Alley, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720,1. ii. 108).

Not further identified.

Harry Barton's Alley

In Coleman Street (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 59).

John Barton and Agnes his wife are mentioned by Stow as great benefactors to the Church of St. Michael, Bassishaw (S. 291), so probably the family had property in the neighbourhood.

Hart Alley

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

Not named in the maps.

Hart Court

South out of Knightrider Street in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Dodsley, 1761).

See Harp Court, Alley, Knightrider Street.

Hart Court

North out of Black Horse Alley, Fleet Market, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

Site seems now covered by St. Bride's Street.

See Harp Court, Alley, Yard.