Pickardeslane - Pincock Lane, Newgate Street

A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.

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In the parish of St. Martin Vintry, in Vintry Ward, 7 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2330, and 13 Ed. I. A. 2341).

"Pycardeslane," 1284 (Ct. H.W. I. 68). Not further identified.

Named after the owner.

Pickax Alley

East out of Mark Lane, north of Hart Street, in Tower Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720 and 1755).

The site seems to have been rebuilt later in the 18th century and to be occupied by London Street.

Pickaxe Street

The northern continuation of Aldersgate Street from Long Lane to the Bars and Goswell Road (W. Stow, 1722-Boyle, 1799).

W. Stow speaks of it as an old name disused, but it apparently continued in use until the end of the 18th century. It is called "Aldersgate Street" in O. and M. 1677 and at the present time.

Formerly the name seems to have been applied to the street even further north, namely, beyond the Bars to Rotten Row and Old Street, for in 1640 Bell Alley east out of Goswell Street is described as lying between" Pickhatch " and Golden Lane (L. and P. Chas. I. XVI. p.221).

In N. and Q. (I. S. 1. 484) " Pickhatch " is described as a street at the back of Middle Row (formerly Rotten Row), opposite the Charterhouse Wall in Goswell Street, the name being preserved in Pickax Yard, Middle Row.

In the Middlesex Sessions Rolls, 18 Eliz. I. 97, " Pyckthatche" is described as in the liberty of Fynnesbury.

Pickle Yard

East out of Little Tower Hill, near the Victualling Office (Hatton, 1708

Not named in the maps.

Site now covered by the Royal Mint.

Pie Corner

See Pye Corner.

Piepowder Court

A court of record, incident to a fair. Held in Cloth Fair during the continuance of Bartholomew Fair for the regulation of its proceedings (Dodsley. 1761).

Pig Street

See Little Broad Street.

Pigeon's Court

Out of Fleet Street. (Mentioned in Bell, p.399).

Not named in the maps.

Named after the sign.

Pigeon's Court

In Old Bailey (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Pigot's Rents

In St. Katherine's precincts (Survey, Sloane MS. 3254, A. 1).

Removed for the formation of St. Katherine's Docks and the adjacent warehouses in 1827.

Qy.=" Piccard's Rents," mentioned in P.C. 1732.

Named after the owner or builder.

Pig's Court

In St. Catherine's Court (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Pig's Quay

At the southern end of William Street on the Thames, west of Blackfriars Bridge (Horwood, 1799-Lockie, 1816).

Site now occupied by Victoria Embankment.

Pike's Corner

Mentioned in the circumference of the Tower of London as set out in James II. 's Patent defining the Tower Liberties, 27 ft. west from the water-gate. At the time of the Patent known as Robert Richardson's wharf."

See Richardson's (Robert) Wharf.

Pilgrim Street

South out of Ludgate Hill, at No.33, to Broadway (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within.

First mention : Horwood, 1799.

Former names: "Northern portion of Blackfriars Lane" (Leake, 1666). "Black Fryers," " Blackfriars "(O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799). " Stonecutters Alley" (Rocque, 1746). " Little Bridge Street" (Lond. Guide, 1758, to O.S. 1880).

Probably named after the owner or builder. The earlier names denote the locality within the precinct of Blackfriars and near the Bridge.

Pilkynton's Place

A messuage and four shops so called in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate in the ward of Aldrichegate, 26 H. VIII. (1535) (Lond. I. p.m. I. 51).

Not further identified.

Named after the owner or builder.

See Pelican Court, Little Britain.


See Tun (The) upon Cornhill.

Pillory Lane

South out of Lower East Smithfield to Little Thames Street (Rocque, 1746-Lockie, 1810).

Earliest mention: "Le Pillorye lane" (Recital of Leases, 1542, L. and P. H. VIII. Xvii. 399).

Removed for the formation of St. Katherine's Docks and the adjacent warehouses, 1827.

Pillory Lane

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

Not named in the maps.

Pincock Alley

East out of Giltspur Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

The site is now occupied by St. Bartholomew Hospital Out-patient department.

Pincock Lane, Newgate Street

See Roman Bath Street and Pentecost Lane.