Hudson Bay Company's Hall - Hutchison Street

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Hudson Bay Company's Hall

At the upper end of Culver Court (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 164).

Afterwards the Hall stood on the south side of Fenchurch Street, in a large courtyard at the back of the houses, entrance between Nos. 3 and 4 (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

The Company was formed for the purpose of importing furs and skins into this country from British North America, and was incorporated 1670.

The site is now occupied by large business houses.

Hudson's Court

On Great Tower Hill, within the Tower precincts (W. Stow, 1722-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Named after the owner or builder.

Hudson's Wharf

South out of Upper Thames Street to the Thames, in Castle Baynard Ward, east of Rutland Place (Horwood, 1799-Lockie, 1816).

See Crown and Horseshoe Wharf.

Huet's Rents

In Grub Street, in Cripplegate Ward (Dodsley, 1761).

See Huit's Rents.

Huggin Alley

See Huggin Court and Huggin Lane, Wood Street.

Huggin Court

East out of Huggin Lane, at No. 10, to Little Trinity Lane (P.O Directory).

First mention : "Huggin Alley" (O. and M. 1677 to Strype, 1755). "Hugging Court" (Lockie, 1810). "Huggin Court" (Elmes, 1831).

Huggin Lane, Upper Thames Street

South out of Queen Victoria Street to Upper Thames Street (P.O. Directory). In Queenhithe Ward.

First mention : "Huggin Lane" (Elmes, 1831).

Former names : "Hoggene lane," c. 1260 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 4). "Haggen lane," 1260 (ib. 5). "Hoggene lane," 14th cent. "Hoggen lane," 1430 (Ct. H.W. II. 452). "Hoggan lane alias Sporren lane," 5 Ed. VI. 1551 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 111). Stow says : "Spuren Lane or Spooners Lane" called Huggen lane (S. 354). "Hugging Lane," Horwood, 1799.

See Sporoneslane.

Also called "Pyellane" (q.v.) (S. 358).

Huggin Lane, Wood Street

West out of Wood Street, at 115, to Gutter Lane (P.O. Directory). In Cripplegate Ward Within.

First mention : "Hoggeslane," 1233-4 (Cott. MS. Faustina II. fo. 89). "Hoggenelane," 40 H. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2240).

Other forms : "Hoggenlane," 1321 (Cal. P.R. Ed. II. 1317-21, p. 570). "Hoggeslane," 1349 (ib. Ed. III. 1348-50, p. 285). "Hogynlane" (Fabyan, ed. 1516, p. 296). "Hogenlane," 1533 (Ct. H. W. II. 636). "Huggyn Lane," 12 Eliz. (1570) (Lond. I. p.m. II. 128). "Huggenlane" (S. 293). "Hugging lane" (Leake, 1666). "Hugin lane" (Strype's maps, 1720-55). "Huggin Alley" (Rocque, 1746), and in 1671 (End. Ch. Rep. St. Mary Woolnoth, 1903, p. 9).

So called of one Hugan, that of olde time dwelled there : he was called "Hugan in the lane" as I have read, 34 Ed. I. (S. 299).

It has not been possible to verify this reference, but in any case the name of the lane is earlier than the date given by Stow, and occurs temp. H. III., as shown above, nor do the earlier forms coincide with this suggested derivation.

The form "Hogges lane" suggests a similar origin with other streets so named in the City, See Middlesex Street, Royal Mint Street, formerly named "Hog Lane."

Hughes, Hugh's Court

See Huish's Court.

Huish's Court

East out of Water Lane to Queen Victoria Street, in Farringdon Ward Within (L.C.C. List, 1912, Bacon, 1912).

First mention : Horwood, 1799.

Former names : "Hugh's, Hughes Court" (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

The eastern end is called Bristow Street in the 18th century maps and in the first part of the 19th century.

Named after the owner or builder.

Huit's Rents

West out of Grub Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

The site is now occupied by warehouses and offices.

Huntes Aley

Chief messuage called "le Steppes" and other messuages in and beside "Huntes Aley" in parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles, belonging to the Minoresses, 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (2), p. 312).

Not further identified.

Huntington House

See Beaumondes Inn.

Hunt's Wharf

In Thames Street (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Hurle's Buildings

East out of Garlick Hill (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).

Named after the builder, who died about the commencement of the 19th century.

Not named in the maps.

Hurn's Buildings

North out of Upper East Smithfield at No. 34 (P.O. Directory).

Former names : "Crown Court" (part) (Hatton, 1708-Rocque, 1746). "Hern's Buildings" (Horwood, 1799).

Named after the owner or builder.

Hussey's Alley

In Wood Street (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Husting (Court of)

Mentioned in London in the Laws of Edward the Confessor (Thorpe, Anc. Laws, I. 463). The oldest Court of record in the City.

In early days it had extensive jurisdiction, and is alluded to in 1305 as the Husting of London of the Common Pleas (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 14). It was at one time the sole court for the settlement of disputes between the citizens. Later a Court of Appeal from the Sheriffs' Courts.

The Hustings' Rolls, preserved in MS. amongst the archives of the Corporation, formed the records of the Court and testify to the variety and extent of its jurisdiction.

To this Court belonged the enrolment of deeds and wills relating to the property of the citizens. There is a most interesting history of the Court in the Introduction to the Ct. Hust. Wills, ed. by Dr. Sharpe, from the records of the Court.

O.E. "hus-ting," from Icelandic, " hus-ping," a council, literally "house-thing" ; a court held in a house, in contradistinction to other "things," or courts, held in the open air. It has also been suggested that "hus" is here used to signify "housemen," "men of the homestead," members of the tribal organization.

Hutchison Avenue

West out of Hutchison Street. In Portsoken Ward (L.C.C. List of Streets, 1912).

First mention : "Hutchison's Avenue" (O.S. 25 in. 1880). Occupies the site of part of the street formerly called "Seven Steps Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799). "Garden Court" (Horwood, 1799-O.S. 1848-51).

Hutchison Street

West out of Middlesex Street at No. 31. In Portsoken Ward (P.O. Directory).

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

It may have been partly laid out in 1799, but not finished and not named. The site was occupied in part by "Seven Step Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799), and "Garden Court" (Horwood, 1799).