Little Tower Street - Loat's Buildings

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Little Tower Street

See Eastcheap.

Little Trinity Lane

South out of Great Trinity Lane to Upper Thames Street. In Queenhithe Ward (P.O. Directory).

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

In the 38 Ed. III. 1365, mention is made of "Little Trinity Lane" (Cal. Close Rolls, Ed. III. 1364-8, p. 160), but the position is not indicated.

It is variously called in early records : "Trinity Lane" (q.v.). "Holy Trinity the Less Lane."

See Trinity (Holy) the Less Lane.

Little Water Lane

North out of Queen Victoria Street at No. 174, near to its junction with New Bridge Street (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.

First mention : L.C.C. List, 1901.

Little White Bear Court

North out of Thames Street, in the precinct of Blackfriars (P. C. 1732-Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Little Winchester Street

North out of Great Winchester Street, at No. 8, to London Wall (P.O. Directory). In Broad Street Ward.

First mention : Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 131).

Not so broad nor so well inhabited as Great Winchester Street (ib.). Hence the name.

Little Wood Street

See Wood Street.

Litton Street

West out of Golden Lane to Brackley Street. In Cripplegate Ward Without (Hatton, 1708-Boyle, 1799).

Built on part of the site of Bridgewater House and Garden, and now called "Brackley Street" (q.v.).

Called : "Letton Street" (O. and M. 1677).

Liverpool Street

West out of Bishopsgate Street, at 121, to Blomfield Street (P.O, Directory). In Bishopsgate Ward Without.

First mention : (Greenwood, 1829).

The site was formerly occupied by a somewhat more irregularly formed street called "Bethelem" (O. and M. 1677). "Old Bethlem" (Hatton, 1708-Lockie, 1816). Commemorating the site of the old Bethelem Hospital (q.v.).

Named after Lord Liverpool, Prime Minister 1812-27.

Liverpool Street Stations

On the west side of Bishopsgate (P.O. Directory).

The Great Eastern Railway Company's London terminus (opened 1875) occupies the northern portion of the site, on the north side of Liverpool Street and the Metropolitan Railway Company's station, formerly known as Bishopsgate, the southern portion, on the south side of Liverpool Street.

The site covered by the stations comprises an enormous area, and numerous streets, courts and alleys have been swept away for their formation and enlargement from time to time.

Amongst these are Angel Alley, Bull Court or Yard, Lamb Alley, Dunning's Alley, Peter Street, Smith's Buildings, Blyth's Buildings, Old Ludgate, London Workhouse, One Swan Yard, Pheasant Court, Rhodes Yard, Slade's Buildings, Baker's Buildings and Stable Yard, Stone Cutters Yard, Half Moon Alley, New Broad Street Court, etc.

Livery Stable Yard

East out of Wood Street, north of Addle Street, in Cripplegate Ward Within (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 92, to Boyle, 1799).

The site is now occupied by warehouses and offices.


On the east side of the Royal Exchange.

A corporation for shipping intelligence and for marine insurance.

Originated in Lloyd's Coffee House first established in Tower Street in 1688, removed to Abchurch Lane 1692.

Established 1770 in Pope's Head Alley, moved to the north-west side of the Royal Exchange until the fire of 1838. After the rebuilding the corporation occupied its present quarters.

Lloyd's Avenue

North-west out of Crutched Friars, at No. 53, to 72 Fenchurch Street. In Aldgate Ward (P.O. Directory).

Erected 1898.

Lloyd's Yard

North of Langthorn Court, in Coleman Street Ward (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831).

Coleman Street Ward Schools now occupy the site.

Loat's Buildings

North out of Upper East Smithfield at No. 8 (P.O. Directory, 1912).

A very mean court.

Seems to have been built between 1832 and 1848. In O.S. 1848-51.

Named after the owner or builder.