Sabb's Dock - Salter's (Sir Nicholas), House

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Sabb's Dock

Opposite to No.75 Lower Thames Street, on the west side of Bear Quay near the Custom House (Leake, 1666-Lockie, 1810).

Also called : " Bear Key Stairs " (Rocque, 1746).

It seems to have been made in i516, for in that year licence was given to JoIm Sabbe to make a bridge 24 ft. long and 6 ft. broad into the Thames at the south end of his wharf called "Sabbis key" in Thamisstrete with a stair at the end 16 ft. (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. II. 1515-18, p.642).

Site now occupied by the Custom House and Quays adjoining.

Sabb's Key

West out of Little Bear Key (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

Earliest mention : " Sabbis key," 1516 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. II. 1515-18, p.642).

Made one of the Legal Quays by Act of Parliament, 1559 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 49).

See Sabb's Dock.

Site now occupied by the Custom House.

Sac, Friars, of the

See Penitentia (Fratres de).

Sackville House

See Salisbury Court, Fleet Street.


See Seacoal Lane.

Saddlers (The)

The twenty-fifth of the City Companies, incorporated 37 Ed. III. 1363.

In 1327 the men of the mistery of the Saddlers entered into an agreement with the men of the mistery of Fusters and Lorimers (Cal. L. Bk. E. p.219).

The gardens of the saddlers abutted on the northern boundary of Drapers' Gardens, 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (I), p.528).

Saddlers' Hall

On the north side of Cheapside at No.141 (P.O. Directory). Between Foster Lane and Gutter Lane. In Farringdon Ward Within.

First mention: S. p.316.

Present Hall erected 1822, buildings in front 1863-4.

Saddlers' Hall Court

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

Removed about 1884, when much of the district was altered and rebuilt for Metropolitan Railway extensions and the erection of Artizans' dwellings, etc.


In Westcheap, near St. Vedast Church. The quarter of the City occupied by the Saddlers.

First mention : 1280 (Ct. H.W. I. 49).

Also: Seleria de Westchepe," 1294 (ib. 115).

Probably in the neighbourhood of the present Saddlers' Hall (q.v.).

Property valued 1522 (L. and P. H. VIII. III. (2), p.1052).

Saffron Hill

North out of Holborn, outside the City boundary.

Mentioned in Middlesex Sessions' Roll, 20 Jas. I., as the next lane adjoining Field Lane (Midd. Co. Records, 11.171).


Alan Underwode, cordwainer, had shops in the parish of St. Stephen de Colmanstrete near "Sakfrerelane" in 1310 (Ct. H.W. I. 214).

This was probably the Old Jewry and was called "Sakfrerelane" after the Fratres de Penitentia or Friars of the Sac, who had their house at the north end of Old Jewry (q.v.).

Salisburv Hotel

On the south side of Salisbury Square, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.O. Directory).

First mention: O.S.1875.

Salisbury Alley

In parish of St. Brydgett in Flete strete, 4 and 5 P. and M. (Harl. Roll, H. 29), and 9 H. VIII. (Lond. I. p.m. I. 41), and temp. Q. Eliz. (Proc. in Chancery, I. 274).

Qy.=Salisbury Court (q.v.).

Salisbury Court

South out of Fleet Street, at No. 81, to Salisbury Square (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

First mention: "Salisburie Court" (S. 399).

Occupies part of the site of the place and Inn of the Bishops of Salisbury, afterwards known as" Sackville House," from the family of Sackville, who resided there.

Destroyed in the Fire and rebuilt.

In Strype's maps, 1720 and 1755, the northern portion is called "Dorset Street" and the southern portion only" Salisbury Court."

Formerly extended south to the Thames, including the street now known as Dorset Street," Primrose Hill, etc.

Hatton (1708) describes it as a considerable street between Fleet Street and the Thames, in the middle whereof is a small pleasant square.

Named after the Inn of the Bishops of Salisbury there.

Salisbury House

In parish of St. Mary "Botulphi" in ward of Walbroke, 30 H. VIII 1538 (L. and P. Hen. VIII. XIII. Pt. 2, p.424).

No later mention.

Salisbury Lane

In Fleet Street, in the parish of St. Bride, the lane of the Lord Bishop of Salisbury, 1323-4 (Ct. H.W. I. 307).

Probably occupied part of the site of Salisbury Place (q.v.).

Salisbury Place

The hostel or Inn of the Bishops of Salisbury in London, on the south side of Fleet Street in the parish of St. Bride.

Mentioned 1337 (Cal. L. Bk. E. p.290).

Afterwards called " Sackville House," as being the residence of the Sackville family (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 267).

In 6 Eliz. the Bishop of Salisbury granted tq the Queen in exchange for the manor of Morstone Moysey in Wiltshire all his Lordship, Mannor, etc., called " Salisbury house," alias " Salisbury place," alias " Salisbury Court," alias " Sackevill place," in the parish of St. Bridget alias St. Brides in Fleetestreete, including the Hanging Sword and other houses in Hanging Sword alley alias Ouldwood alley, which manor was to be granted to Sir Richard Sackvile and Lady Winifride his wife (Transcript of deed of 6 Eliz. in Bell's "Fleet Street in Seven Centuries," p. 586, et seq.).

Site now occupied by Salisbury Court and Square (q.v.).

Salisbury Square

At the south end of Salisbury Court, Fleet Street (P.O. Directory).

First mention: 1689 (H. MSS. Com. Buccleuch, II. (2), 38).

Occupies part of the site of Salisbury Place (q.v.).

Salisbury Stairs

At the south end of Salisbury Court on the Thames (Strype, ed. x755-L. Guide, 1758).

Site now occupied by Victoria Embankment.

Salter's (Sir Nicholas), House

See Walsingham's (Sir Francis), House.