High Holborn - Hog Lane, Spitalfields

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High Holborn

West from Holborn Bars to Drury Lane, outside the City boundary (P.O. Directory).

First mention : "High Holborne," 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (1), p. 622).

Referred to as "Holborne" in earlier records, as in 14 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2391).

See Holborn.

High Street

See Aldgate (Street)?.

High Street

Thames Street seems to be so described in Anc. Deeds, A. 1779.

This expression and "vicum regium," or King's street, were in very general use in documents of an early date, when street names were more liable to variation than they are at the present day.

High Street, Aldgate

See Aldgate High Street.

High Timber Street

South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 42, and extending east and west between Broken Wharf and Brook's Wharf (P.O. Directory). In Queenhithe Ward.

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

Former names : "la Tymberhethe," "Tymberhuth," 56 H. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2684, and Ch. I. p.m.). "Timberhethe," 1294 (Ct. H.W. I. 114). "Street called Tymberhuth," 11 Ed. II. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2676). "Tymberhuthestrete," 25 Ed. I. (ib. A. 2346). Highway called "Tymberhithe," 1343 (Cal. Close R. Ed. III. 1343-6, p. 117). "Tymberhethe lane," 20 Ed. III. "Timber Hithe" or "Timber Street" (Anc. Deeds, A. 2584, and S. 363).

The "Timberhith" seems to have covered a considerable extent of ground and included not only the street of the name but a wharf called "Tymberhyde" adjoining Pudding Lane east and granted 26 H. VI. by the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's to the Fishmongers' Company (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 18).

So called from timber being brought to land and warehoused there.

"Timberhithe" is identified with Broken Wharf in H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 18.

Hight Howse (le)

A messuage so called in parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, 1533 (Lond. I. p.m. III. 325).

Not further identified.

Hill Street

On the east side of Little Tower Hill, near the Mint (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Not named in the maps.

Hill's Rents, St. Katherine's

See Hall's Court.


A shop, etc., so called "juxta bracinum sci Pauli," (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 11, 1081).

Not further identified.

Hind Alley

West out of Little Moorfields, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M.1677-Strype, 1755).

The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.

Hind Court

North out of Fleet Street at No. 147 (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

Hind Court

East out of Noble Street, at No. 19, in Aldersgate Ward (Lockie, 1819-Elmes, 1831).

Former names : "Hinds Court" (Horwood, 1799). "Hide's Court" (Strype, ed. 1720-Boyle, 1799).

Site is now occupied by offices and warehouses.

Probably named after an owner or builder.

Hind Court

Out of Coleman Street (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Hinton's Alms Houses

At the north end of Plow Alley Barbican, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746, to Elmes, 1831).

Erected in 1732 under the will of Alice Hinton, of Hackney, for 12 poor widows of the parish of St. Giles' Cripplegate (Elmes).

The site is now occupied by offices and business houses in Plough Court.

Hoare and Co

Premises on the west side of Water Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within (Horwood, 1799).

Site occupied in O. and M. by Scotch Hall (q.v.).

Now by Ludgate Street Station and the railway lines.

Hoare's Bank

On the south side of Fleet Street at No. 37, opposite St. Dunstan's Church, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Richard Hoare, goldsmith at the sign of the Golden Bottle, 1693 (Wheatley).

Hoare's Yard, Lamb Alley, Bishopsgate

See Smith's Buildings and Slade's Buildings.

Hockin's Court, St. Michael's Lane

See Hawkin's Court.


-Lands in parish of St. Andrew next Barnard's Castle called Hoddells, 3 Eliz. 1561 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 216).

Not further identified.

Hog Lane, Spitalfields

See Middlesex Street, and Berewards Lane, Bishopsgate.