Long Walk - Love Court

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Harben, Henry A. "Long Walk - Love Court", A Dictionary of London, (London, 1918). . British History Online. Web. 17 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/dictionary-of-london/long-walk-love-court.

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Long Walk

North from Christ's Hospital to St. Bartholomew's Hospital (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 195-Boyle, 1799).

Site now covered by St. Bartholomew's Hospital buildings.

Wheatley says=Christ Church Passage, but the description does not quite agree with this.

Long Walk

North out of Chapel Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1755, and Lond. Guide, 1758-O.S. 1880).

The site has been rebuilt and is now occupied by offices and business houses.

Longe Alley

Or the Bencher's Alley in the Inner Temple, 1577 (I. T. Rec. I. 291).

Longe Entre

A tenement so called in the ward of Bredstrete, 1361 (Ct. H.W. II. 29).

Not further identified.

Longe Entrie (le)

Messuage called "le Kinges Hed" alias "le Longe Entrie," in parish of Blessed Mary de Wolchurche Hawe, 1559 and 1570 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 130).

Not further identified.


See Langbourn Ward.


A tenement so called in parish of St. Dunstan West, 16 Ed. III. (Inq. ad quod dam. F. 264, No. 9).


Described as a certain "placea terrae" and garden formerly belonging to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, in Fletestrete, 23 Ed. III. (Ch. I. p.m. No. 127).

"Situ cur que fuit Ricardi Lunghespeye, 46 H. III. (Ch. I. p.m. No. 127), near the house of the Friars Preachers."

This would be the first house of the Friars situate in Holborn.

Longhorne's Alley

Mentioned in Churchwardens' Accounts of St. Michael's Cornhill, 1469 (Overall, p. 40). In Cornhill, 1475 (ib. 56).

Qy.=New Alley.

John Langthorn left lands in New Alley in parish of St. Michael, 1405 (ib. 227).

Lonsdale Chambers

On the east side of Chancery Lane at No. 27 (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

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

Loom Alley

South out of Old Bethlem to Petty France (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

The northern portion of the site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station.

Lord Lumley's House

On the north side of Tower Hill (S. 132), at the south-west end of Woodruffe Lane. Next to Milborne's Almshouses, which were at the east end of Crutched Friars Church in Woodruffe Lane (S.150) and are shown on Rocque's map 1746.

Site shown in Gascoigne and Haiward's plan of the Tower Liberties, 1597.

Built temp. H. VIII. by Sir Thomas Wiatt, the father, on land lately belonging to the Friars of the Holy Cross (S. 150). In Aldgate Ward.

Site now occupied by the Trinity House (q.v.).

Lord Mayors of London

See Mayors of London.

Lorimerie (le), Lorimers (The)

Incorporated 1712, 57th in order of the City Companies.

Mistery of Lorimers of copper and iron mentioned 1327 (Cal. L. Bk. E. p. 220).

The street of "la Lorimerie" in parish of St. Mildred existed in 1260 (Cal. Charter Rolls, II. p. 33). Probably the Lorimers' quarter in the City.

Lorimers' Hall

On the north side of London Wall, west of the Second Postern, in Cripplegate Ward Within, facing Basinghall Street (O. and M. 1677, to Strype, 1755, and Maitland, 1775). Removed between 1740 and 1765 (Denton, 186).

The business of the Company is now transacted in the Chamberlain's Office, Guildhall.


West from Throgmorton Street, at No. 39, to 43 Coleman Street, on the north side of the Bank of England (P.O. Directory). In Broad Street and Coleman Street Wards.

Earliest mention : "Lodebure," 1181-1203 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 15a).

In another MS. belonging to the D. and C. St. Paul's (ib. p. 66), c. 1130, mention is made of "Terra Alberti Loteringi quam tenet Ranulfus canonicus in warda Haconis."

From other entries in the MS. it is probable that this ward is to be identified with the ward of Broad Street, also called the Ward of Lotheberi, and it is not impossible that the name is derived from this Albert Loteringi who held property here. On the other hand the earliest form of the name is "Lodebure," "Lothebiri," while Lothyngebire is exceptional, as shown below.

Other forms of name : "Lothebiri," 1232 (Cal. Charter Rolls, I. 168). "Lohdeber," 1241-52 (Anc. Deeds, A. 10391). "in Lothyngebire," 1275 (Ct. H.W. I. 20). "Lothebire," 1277-8 (Cal. L. Bk. B. 272). "Lutteburg," "Luttheburgh," 8 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 178 and 540). (Identified with Lothbury in Calendar). "Lodingeberi," 1282 (Cal. L. Bk. A. 209-10), and 1293-4 (Ct. H.W. I. 113). "Lothebery," 1285 (ib. 74). "Lotheberi," 1294 (ib. 114). "Lodebure," 1295 (Cal. L. Bk. A. p. 193). "Lodebiri," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 229). "Lothebiry," 1308 (Cal. L. Bk. B. p. 206). "Upon Lodebury," 1311-12 (Ct. H.W. I. 226). "Lothburi," 1312 (Ct. H.W. I. 234). "Lothebyri," 1318 (Cal. L. Bk. E. p. 85). "Lothebury," 1321 (Ct. H.W. I. 292). "Lodbyry," 1349 (ib. 608).

According to Stow, it took its name "(as it seemeth) of Berie, or Court of olde time there kept, but by whom is growne out of memorie" (ib.), or of "Noise made by the Founders (who lived there in Stow's time) turning their works, loathsome to the passers by who were not used to it and by them disdainfully called Lothberie."

This latter explanation cannot be regarded as satisfactory.

It has also been suggested that the name is derived from the word "lode"= a cut or drain leading into a large stream, "Lothbury" leading over the Walbrook.

"Lode"=a way, path, A.S. (ge)lad, a way, path, from "lidan"=to go (Mayhew and Skeat). "Lade"=a ford (Haliwell).

Another and perhaps the most probable derivation is from the personal name "Lod," "Loda."

The Roman remains found under the street have been as follows : Roman pavement found at a depth of 12 ft. (Arch. XVII. 141), and a tessellated pavement opposite Founders' Court (ib. XXVII. 147). Copper bowls also found during excavations for the erection of the London and Westminster Bank at a depth of about 10 ft. in wet, boggy soil (Arch. XIX. 367, and LX. 236).

Lothbury (Ward of)

See Broad Street Ward.


See Leather Lane.

Louse Hall

In Aldersgate Street, near Bridgewater Gardens (Gent. Mag. Lib. XV. 32).

Love Court

South out of George Alley, Shoe Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).

"Love's Court" in O. and M.

Removed for the erection of Farringdon Market (q.v.).