Parrot Alley, Aldgate high Street - Paternosterchurch Street

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Parrot Alley, Aldgate high Street

See Bore's (The) Head Tavern.

Parson's Court

South out of Bride Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 2677-O.S.1880).

Erected about 1662.

"Parson's Court" or " Parson's Rents" in P.C. 1732.

The parsonage house occupied the site before the Fire, 1666, hence the name (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 267).

Site now occupied by St. Bride's Institute.

Parsons' Court

In Temple, mentioned 1638 (L. and P. Chas. I. 1638-9, p.206).

Not identified.

Parsons' Rents

In Cow Lane, West Smithfield (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Parsons' Stairs

See Alderman Stairs.

Partridge Court

West out of Gravel Lane, Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (Horwood, 1799-O.S. 25 in. 1880).

In 1799 it was longer than as shown in the O.S. and extended to Houndsditch at No.130.

Former names: "Fire-ball Alley" (O. and M. 1677-London Guide, 1758). "Patrick's Court"in P.C. 1732, and in Rev. of London, 1728, may be the same.

It seems to have been rebuilt between 1755 and 1799.

Site now occupied by an L.C.C. Elementary School.

Passage to the Hospital

See Christ Church Passage.

Passage to Wood Street

See Little Love Lane.

Passage to ye Square

See Princes Street, Bridgewater Square.

Passeke's Wharffe

Tenement called "Passekes wharffe" in parish of Saint Dunstone in the East, 26 H. VI. (S. 137).

Qy. the same as "Pakkemannys wharf" or " Gibson's key" (q.v.).

Paternoster Alley

In Paternoster Row (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.

Paternoster Avenue

South out of Paternoster Square, at No. 14, to Paternoster Row (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.

First named 1875 (L.C.C. List, 1901).

Former names: "Paved Passage" (ib.). "Paved Alley" (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831). "Paved Court" (P.C. 1732).

Paternoster Church

See Michael (St.) Paternoster Royal.

Paternoster Lane

See Paternoster Row.

Paternoster Lane, Street

See College Street.

Paternoster Rents

A messuage with eleven shops so called on the south side of the ~reet of Holeborne, 17 Rich. II. (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 24, 619).

No later reference.

Paternoster Row

West from Cheapside, at No. 4a, to Warwick Lane and Ave Maria Lane (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within and Castle Baynard Ward.

First mention : "Pater Noster Rowe," 12 Ed. III. (H. MSS. Corn. 9th Rep. p.20). Former names: " Paternosterstrete," 1312 (Ct. H.W. I. 234) and 1331 (ib. 370). "Paternoster Lane," '4 Ed. II. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p.49).

Other forms : " Paternosterrowe," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 591).

Richard Russell, dwelling there, 1374, is described as a " paternosterer " (ib. II. 160).

In Strype's time inhabited by Stationers and Booksellers as now.

Handsome signs hung out there (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. iii. 195).

The paternosterers were turners of beads and lived here, hence the name of the street

A stone wall was found under this street at a depth of 18 feet, running towards the centre of St. Paul's. A few yards from this wall in the direction of St. Martin's le Grand wooden piles were found covered with planks, at a depth of 20 feet (Arch. XXVII. 150).

A pavement was also found at a depth of 12 feet 6 ins. extending for a distance of 40 feet (R. Smith, p.57).

Paternoster Square

North out of Paternoster Row, at No.30, leading to Ivy Lane and Rose Street (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward and Farringdon Ward Within.

First mention 1872.

Newgate Market formerly stood here (q.v.).

Remains of Roman pavements and tiles found here in 1884.

Paternoster Street

See Paternoster Row.

Paternosterchurch Street

See College Hill.