Racket Court - Ramsay's Almshouse

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Racket Court

See Racquet Court.

Racquet Court

North end of Fleet Street at No. 114 (P.O. Directory). East of Shoe Lane. In Farringdon Ward Without.

First mention: Horwood, 1799.

Other forms : " Racket Court" (Strype, ed. 1720-55). Raquet Court" (O.S.1875 and 1880).

Raderiff Lane

See Pudding Lane.

Radley's Hotel

On the south side of Bride Lane and west side of New Bridge Street at No.10, in Farringdon Ward Without (O.S.1875 and 1880).

The site is now occupied by Ludgate Circus Post Office.

Rag Fair

See Royal Mint Street.

Ragged Staff Alley

In Fleet Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Railway Approach

South out of Cannon Street leading to the Station (P.O. Directory).

First named 1910.

Railway Place

South out of Fenchurch Street at No.63 (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward.

First mentioned: O.S. 1848-51.

Rainbow Court

Near the Temple, 1649 (L. and P. Commonw. 1. 1547).

It seems to be named after the famous Rainbow Tavern at No. 15 Fleet Street, the second coffee-house opened in London, described as "by Inner Temple Gate" (Aubrey MSS. 1680).

In existence as early as 1641.

No later mention.

Ralph's Quay

South out of Lower Thames Street at No.23, between Young's Quay East and Dice Quay west (Leake, 1666-Lockie, 1810).

In O. M., Strype, and Rocque's maps, the two passages called "Ralph's Quay" in Horwood and described above are named Ralph's Quay and Temple Quay respectively.

First mention: "Rauff's Key" made a general place for lading and discharging gcods, Act of Parliament, 1559 (Strype, ed 1720, I. ii. 49).

Described 1603 as one of the fairest by the Thames side (L. and P. Ed. VI., etc., Dom. S. VI. p.283).

Site now occupied by the Custom House.

Ram Alley

In Cock Lane (Strype, ed. 1755-L. Guide, 1758)

Qy. = Ram Inn, West Smithfield.

Name derived from the sign.

Ram Alley, Court, Fleet Street

See Hare Place

Ram Inn

On the south side of Fenchurch Street, at the western end. In Langbourne Ward (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

He also calls it Ramhead Inn" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 163). " Rams head Inn" (Hatton, 1708).

Site rebuilt and occupied by offices and chambers, etc.

Ram Inn

On the north side of West Smithfield at No.79, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).

First mention: "the Ramme," 2 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. I. 208).

Site now covered by Smithfield Market.

Rame (The)

A messuage in Wattlingstreate in parish of All Saints, Breadstreate, commonly called "the sygne of the Rame," 6 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. II. 19).

Not further identified.

Ramme (The)

See Ram Inn, West Smithfield.

Rammes Head (The)

Brewhouse of Roger James called "The Rammes Head" in parish of All Hallows Barking, 1591 (Maskell, p.72).

The site is shown on the O.S. 5 ft. 1875 ed. at the southern end of Tower Hill, between the Water Gate and Tower Stairs. But this is outside the boundary of the parish of All Hallows Barking.

Ram's Head Court

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

"Rams Head Alley" or" Court" in Strype.

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

Ram's Head Inn, Fenchurch Street

See Ram Inn.

Ramsay's Almshouse

In Horn's Yard, Cloth Fair.

Founded by Dame Mary Ramsey, 1596, for 3 poor women (Dodsley, 1761).

Not named in the maps.