Pav'd Alley - Payn's Place

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Pav'd Alley

East out of Westmoreland Court to Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate and Farringdon Wards Without (O. and M. 1677).

See Westmoreland Alley and Westmoreland Buildings.

Pav'd Alley

West out of Water Lane to Fleet Ditch. In Farringdon Ward Within (Leake, 1666-Boyle. 1799).

"King's Street " (P.C. 1732).

Site covered by Union Street, New Bridge Street, and Ludgate Hill Station.

Pav'd Alley

Or Little Queen Street. East out of Hide Market, Leadenhall to Lime Street (P.C. I 732-Rocque, 1746).

Pav'd Alley" (Boyle, 1799-Lockie, 1816).

Site now occupied by Leadenhall Market, East India Avenue and Chambers, etc.

This was quite a common street name in the 17th and 18th centuries and was probably conferred upon the small alleys and passages that had been newly paved by the inhabitants in contradistinction to the numerous unpaved streets still muddy and frequently impassable.

See Queen's Colledge, Passage Square.

Pav'd Alley, Duke Street

See Great Synagogue, Duke Street and Vine Court.

Pav'd Court

South out of Huggin Lane.

See Paul's Court.

Pav'd Court

, Wood Street, Cheapside.-See Frying Pan Alley and Alban's (St.) Court.

Paved Alley

North out of Temple Street to Ashentree Court, in Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

Site now occupied by Glasshouse Alley (q.v.).

Paved Alley, Court

South from Newgate Market to Paternoster Row at No.30. In Farringdon Ward Within (P.C. 1732-Elmes, 1831).

See Paternoster Avenue.

Paved Court

Out of Lamb Alley. "Very mean" (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. ii. 108).

Not further identified.

Paved Court

North out of Holborn, on the western boundary of Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

The site is now occupied by shops and business houses.

Paved Entrv

In London Wall (Strype, Ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Paved Passage

See Paternoster Avenue.

Pavedhalle (le)

A tenement called "le Pavedhalle" belonging to Robert le Roo in parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, 1348-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 511).

No further reference.

Pavement (The)

" The Pavement" was in Chepe, and was a recognised market-place for corn, situate probably near the west end of St. Michael le Quern (Cal. L. Bk. C. p.58).

Corn to be sold at a fair price and kept clean, 1299-1300 (ib.).

A portion of the proceeds of these sales was applied for murage of the City (ib. 163).

There seems also to have been " a pavement" before the house of the Grey Friars at Newgate, and one at Gracechurch, 1315 (Cal. Letter Bk. E. pp.56-7).

Paviors' Court

West out of Grub Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

On part of the site afterwards occupied by Haberdashers' Square (q.v.).

Pawlet House or Powlet Honse

See Augustin Friars.

Pawne (The)

In the Royal Exchange (S. 194).

A corridor or pawn above the cloister. A covered walk on the south side of the Exchange.

Word derived from Dutch "pandt," originally meaning a covered cloister and now used for a store or shop. There was a Pawne or Exchange at Durham House, Strand, 1008 (Kingsford's Stow, II. 303).

Pay Office

On the west side of Broad Street, at the corner of Winchester Street, in Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

On the site of part of Winchester House, made use of for the payment of the Navy (Strype, Ed. 1720, I. ii. 132).

The site seems now to be occupied by the Crown and Cushion public-house.

The office was afterwards removed to Somerset Place, Strand.


Tenement of John Payne, grocer, called "Payneskey," late called Childeskey " in Thamisestrete in the parish of St. Botoiph (besides Billyngesgate), 1467 (Ct. H.W. II. 558).

Not further identified.

Payn's Place

On the west side of Aldersgate Street at No. 142, opposite Jewin Street (Lockie, 1816).

Not named in the maps.