Olive Court, St. Katherine's - Oxford Lane

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Olive Court, St. Katherine's

See Oliver's Court.

Oliver's Court

. - North of Skinners Alley, St. Katherine's lane (Survey of St. Katherine's, 1686, Sloane MS. 3254, A. I).

In Lond. Guide, 1758-Boyle, 1799, and called " Olive Court."

Site cleared 1827 for the formation of St. Katherine's Docks and the adjacent warehouses.


Tenement in parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower, stretching from "Olvendebrigge" east to the Thames south and the "via regia" north, 56 H. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1778).

Not further identified.

One Swan Yard

West out of Bishopsgate at No. 179. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-1890; and mentioned 1711, End. Ch. Rep., St. Botolph's parish, 1901, p, 14).

First mention : "Swan Yard" (O. and M. 1677).

Occupied the site of" One Swan Inn."

Closed in 1890 and demolished for the Great Eastern Railway extensions (N. and Q. 11th. S. iiii. p.403, May/11).

One Tun Yard

In Whitecross Street, Cripplegate (Strype, Ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Oram's Court

East out of Water Lane, in Tower Ward (Strype, 1720-Boyle, 1799). Strype also speaks of it as " Orance Court" (ed. 1720, I. ii. 53), and says it consists of only two houses, the rest being warehouses. It is shown in O. and M. 1677 but not named.

Site seems to have been rebuilt in Horwood's map. Probably named after the owner or builder.

Orance Court

See Oram's Court.

Ormond Place

On the north side of Knightrider Street at the north-west boundary of Vintry Ward, opposite Ipres Inne (S. 241).

Stow says it belonged at one time to the earls of Ormond and that Ed. IV. gave it to his wife Elizabeth, but that the house had lately been taken down and various tenements erected in its place (ib. 249).

The site is now partly occupied by Mansion House Station.

Osyer Yarde (le)

Lands called "le Osyer Yarde," in parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, 36 H. VIII. 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. Vol. XIX. Pt. 2, p.410).

Not further identified.

Osyth (St.)

See Benet (St.) Sherehog, formerly St. Sythes.

Owyn Win Newgate

See Audoen (St.).

Oxenden Corner

On the south side of Ludgate Hill over against the Old Baily, in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. iii. 277).

Not named in the maps.

Oxford (Earl of) Hostel of

South out of Camomile Street extending to Bishopsgate St. in the parish of St. Augustine in the Wall, now All Hallows in the Wall (S. 164).

Stow describes it as a large stone and timber messuage in the time of Henry V.

Described in 1348-9 as in Bishopsgate Street in the parish of St. Ethelburga (Ct. H.W. I. 513).

In Stow's time it was let to Powlters in small tenements and called Oxford Place (S. 164).

In O. and M. 1677 the site is occupied by numerous small courts and alleys, and the name is commemorated in Great Oxford Court and Little Oxford Court (q.v.).

Site now occupied by Bishopsgate Avenue, etc.

Oxford Armes Inn

South out of Newgate Street, with a passage west to Warwick Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within and Castle Baynard Ward (Strype, Ed. 1720 and 1755).

In O. and M. 1677.

Afterwards called "Salutation Tavern" (q.v.).

Oxford Arms Inn

On the east side of Giltspur Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

Site is now occupied by St Bartholomew's Hospital buildings.

Oxford Arms Passage

West out of Warwick Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within (O. and M. 1677-O.S. 1880).

So called as being a passage to the inn of that name.

Site now occupied by warehouses.

Oxford Arms, Oxford Arms Inn

At the west end of Oxford Arms Passage, Warwick lane. In Farringdon Ward Within (O.S. 1880).

Earliest mention: 1676 (L. and P. Chas. II. XVIII. 94) ; O. and M. 1677; London Gazette, 1672-3.

An old galleried inn.

The sign represented the coat-of-arms of the City of Oxford.

Site now occupied by warehouses.

Oxford Court

At the north end of Salter's Hall Court, Cannon Street, north of St. Swithin's Church (P.O. Directory). In Walbrook Ward.

First mention : O. and M. 1677.

On the site stood formerly the London House of the Priors of Tortington in Sussex, afterwards belonging to the Earls of Oxford, and eventually converted into buildings, yet retaining the name of Oxford Court (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. ii. 200).

See Oxford Place.

Oxford Court, Camomile Street

See Great Oxford Court; Little Oxford Court.

Oxford Lane

In Newgate Street (P.C. 1732).

Not named in the maps.