A Dictionary of London. Originally published by H Jenkins LTD, London, 1918.
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South out of Artillery Lane, at No.32, to Middlesex Street. The western side in Bishopsgate Ward Without, the eastern side outside the City boundary (P.O. Directory).
This street formed the northern continuation of Middlesex Street, and in the middle of the 19th century extended further south into Portsoken Ward as far as Harrow Alley.
First mention: Horwood, 1799.
Called " Petticoat Lane" in the earlier maps.
The portion 500 ft. long adjoining Middlesex Street was widened to 40 ft. in 1889-96 (Lond. St. Imp. 1855-97, p.199).
It was probably named after the owner or rebuilder.
South out of Widegate Street to Windsor Street (O.S. 1880).
Erected 1727. First mention : P.C. 1732. Other name : " Sandy Street " (Rocque, 1746).
Formerly more extensive and occupied the site of Windsor Street (q.v.) as well.
Demolished for the extension of Middlesex Street into Bishopsgate, in connection with the widening of Sandy's Row, 1889-96.
Houses of Thomas de Stanes in Sanyng lane, 1293-4 (Ct. H.W. I. 113).
Sharpe suggests Staining Lane (q.v.).
See Horse Head (The) and King's Head.
South out of Little Carter Lane in parish of St. Mary Magdalene in the ward of Castle Baynard (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).
First mention: "The Sarsons Hedd," 36 H. VIII. 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (i), p.638).
Not mentioned in Maitland, 1775.
In parish of St. Nicholas ad Macellas in ward of Farndon, 1388, "le Sarsvnesheved " tavern (Cal. P.R. Rich. II. I385-9, p.429).
No later mention.
Hostel called " Sarsynshede " in Fletestrete, 2 H. VI. (Cal. L. Bk. K. p.20).
No later mention.
Messuage in parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul's called " Saresynes heved" opposite a tenement called "Powlesbruerne," 20 Rich. II. 1396 (Cal. P.R. Rich. II. 1396-9, p.6). -
Probably identical with "Saracen's Head," Little Carter Lane (q.v.).
Saracen's Head Inn
On the west side of Friday Street, in Bread Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).
Strype describes it as very large and of a great resort and trade (ed. 1720, I. iii. 207).
Starting place of coach to Taunton, Yeovil, etc.
Site now occupied by St. Matthew's Buildings, used for business purposes.
Saracen's Head Inn, Aldgate
On the south side of Aldgate. In Aldgate Ward (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).
A passage to Poor Jewry Lane (Hatton, 1708).
First mention: The " Sarozons Hedd" within Aldgate sold by Thos. Lord Audeley to John Griffiths, 30 H. VIII. 1539 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIV. Pt. I, p.89).
See Saracen's Head Yard.
The use of the sign, which is an old one, probably due to the influence of the Crusades.
Saracen's Head Inn, Saracen's Head Yard
South out of Camomile Street. In Lime Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-O.S. 1848-51).
The site is now occupied by the westernmost of the two passages leading into Bishopsgate Avenue.
Saracen's Head Yard
On the south side of Aldgate at No.5 (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward.
Marks the site of the Saracen's Head Inn" (q.v.).
Sarcen's Head Inn
On the north side of Snow Hill, west of St. Sepulchre's Church, in Farringdon Ward Without (S. 387, ed. 1603~Lockie, 1816).
"Sersyns Head " mentioned 1522 in an account of the preparations for the reception of the Emperor Chas. V. as having 30 beds, stalls for four horses (Wheatley).
Removed for the formation of Holborn Viaduct and its approaches 1868.
See Sermon Lane.
See Saracen's Head.
In Aldgate High Street, in Portsoken Ward (P.C. 1732).
No further mention. Not identified.
North out of Widegate Street at No. 30. In Bishopsgate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108-Elmes, 1831).
"Savage's Court" (L.G. 1758-Boyle, 1799). Rebuilt before 1775 (Maitland, II. 795).
Probably named after an owner or builder.
South out of Crutched Friars, at No.22, to Trinity Square, Tower Hill (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward.
First mention: Strype, 1720.
The northern portion from Colchester Street to Crutched Friars was called " Rivers' Street," River Street " (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
Sir Thomas Savage in 1626 had a house here on Tower Hill and the street was named after him (Povah, p.153).
His son succeeded to the Viscounty of Colchester and Earldom of Rivers by right of his mother, the heiress of the former Viscount, hence the names of neighbouring streets, Rivers' Street " and Colchester Street."
Mentioned in Burial Register of St. Olave's Hart Street, 1661 (Povah, 189).
Probably led to Sir T. Savage's house.
See Savage Gardens.
In Blackfriars (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799). Not named in the maps.