Saville Buildings - School House Passage

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Saville Buildings

North out of Aldgate High Street. In Portsoken Ward (Lockie, 1810-O.S. 25 in. 1880).

Former names: " White Bear Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Horwood, 1799). "White Bear Court" (Boyle, 1799).

Removed for the erection of Aldgate Station. Probably named after the owner or builder.

Saw Court

In Fore Street, Cripplegate (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799). Not named in the maps.

Sawyer Alley

Mentioned in will of Thomas Barnes, 1663, devised to the Mayor and Commonalty with property in Blow Bladder Street, afterwards forming part of Newgate Street (End. Charities Rep., St. Antholin's, 1902, p.24).

No other mention.

Sawyer's Court

In Houndsditch (Strype, ed. 1775-L. Guide, 1758). Not named in the maps.

Sawyer's Yard

,-South out of Hosier Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

See Diamond Court.

Sawyer's Yard

See Carpenters' Hall Yard.

Saxton's Still House

On the west side of Dung Wharf, in Farringdom Ward Without (Rocque, 1746).

Site now occupied by the Metropolitan Asylums' Board offices.


= Exchequer.

Scalding Alley

Qn the north side of the Poultry, on the site now occupied by Mildred's (St.) Court (q.v.) (Maitland, 1775). In Broad Street and Cheap Wards.

It was called the Scalding house (q.v.) or Scalding wike, and was used by the poulterers, who had their selds in the market of the Poultry, for the purposes of their trade (S. 187).

First mention: A noisome goose house was kept in " Scalding Alley," 15 H. VIII. 1523 (L. and P. H. VIII. III. Pt. 2, p.1515). "Scaldinge Alley," 1578 (Ct. H.W. II. 693).

In Strype's time it contained two or three alleys and a square Court of good buildings (ed. 1720, I. iii. so).

"Scalding house" alias "Scalding wike," and "Scalding lane" (ib. 27).

Scalding House

In the parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry near le Stokkes, 1361 (Ct. H.W. II. 33).

Wm. Otes left to the church of St. Mildred in the Poultry a parcel of land within the gate of the " Scaldynghous," otherwise called "Scaldyngwyk" extending to the ditch called Walbrookdyk for the purpose of a churchyard, 1420 (ib. 422).

See Scalding Alley.

There was a lane called "Skaldynghouse" (q.v.) in the parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles.

It has been suggested that it was so named as being used by the poulterers in their trade.

Scalding House

In Pudding Lane in parish of St. George, Botolph Lane, in Billingsgate Ward (S. 212).

Earliest mention: "la Scholdyaghous," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 579).

Other names: Tenement belonging to the Mistery of Salters called" le Scaldynghous" and formerly "Fanners Hall," 1535 (ib. II. 640). "Venyce Showe" or the "Skaldinge House " divided into ten tenements, ii Eliz. 1569 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 116).

The Butchers of Eastcheape have their "skalding House" for Hogges here (S. 212).

Scalding Wick

See Scalding House.

Scaldyng Lane

Tenement situate near "le Scaldynglane" within the parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry, '435 (Ct. H.W. II. 479).

Qy.=Scalding Alley (q.v.).

Scallop Court

South out of Ireland Yard, west of Puddle Dock Hill, in Farringdon Ward Within (O. and M. 1677).

See Green Dragon Court, St. Andrew's Hill.

Scallop Court

East out of Creed Lane and south to Great Carter Lane. In Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

Site now occupied by warehouses.


Mentioned in early records. Those who set out or showed wares, "Court de scawyatoribus," 5 Ed. III. (Cal. L. Bk. C. 151, and E. p.267).

Scavage or showage was a toll or duty paid for the oversight of certain officials upon the "showage" or "opening out" of imported goods, from A.S. "sceawian," "to look at," " view " or " search." (See Lib. Albus, I. 223.)

Schetebourne, Schiteburne, Schittebourne Lane

See Sherbourn Lane.


See Shoe Lane.


See Scalding House.

School House Passage

North out of Upper Thames Street at No. 184, west of Queen Street (Lockie, 1810 and 1816).

Not named in the maps.