Ship Court - Shoemaker Row, Lane

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Ship Court

West out of Old Bailey at No.66, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M.. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

Site now occupied by business houses.

Named after the Ship Tavern, which was standing there in 1654 (L. and P. Common. VII. 165).

Ship Court, Bartholomew Lane

See Capel Court.

Ship Tavern

On the east side of Water Lane. A passage at the upper end of Custom House Court leads through the Ship Tavern into Water Lane (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 53)

No later mention.

Ship Tavern

On the north side of Threadneedle Street, in Broad Street Ward (Rocque, 1746).

First mention: Messuage called "le Shippe" in parish of St. Christopher near le Shambles " called "le Stockes," 40 Eliz. 1598 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p.257).

Site now occupied by the Bank of England.

Ship Tavern Passage

North~west out of Lime Street, at No.21, to 76 Gracechurch Street (P.O. Directory). In Bishopsgate Within and Langbourn Wards, with a passage into Leadenhall Market.

First mention: Lockie, 1810.

Ship Yard

East out of the Minories, towards the northern end, in Portsoken Ward (Hatton, 1708-Elmes, 1831).

"Ship Back Yard" in Minories (Strype, ed. 1755).

Ship Yard

East out of Red Cross Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without, at No.38, nearly opposite to Jewin Street (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

The site is occupied in O.S. by Lady Hollis' School, now by the Fire Brigade Station

Ship Yard

North out of Beech Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

Site rebuilt.

Ship Yard

South out of Hart Street to Fell Street, in Cripplegate Ward Within (O. and M. 1677-Hatton, 1708).

East of Monkwell Street.

Called "Black Horse and Hare Inn" (q.v.) in Strype's maps.

Ship Yard

East out of Bartholomew Lane, in Broad Street Ward, to French Court

See Capel Court.

Ship Yard

West out of Bishopsgate at No. 118, in Bishopsgate Ward Without, north of Skinner Street (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

Site occupied by Chapel of Ease (O.S. 1880).

It seems to have been demolished for the extension of the North London, etc., Railway lines.

Ship Yard, Minories

See London Prentice Yard and Sheppy Place.

Shippey's Yard

See Sheppy Place.


Incorporated 1605.

Shirbourne Lane

See Sherborne Lane.

Shire Lane

See Great Shire Lane.

Shiryngton Chapel

A new chapel so called near the north door of St. Paul's, 1459 (Ct. H.W. II. 539).

See Paul's (St.) Chapels in Old.

Shitteborwelane, Shiteburuelane, Shiteburghiane

See Sherborne Lane.

Shoe Lane

North out of Fleet Street to Charterhouse Street, west of Farringdon Street (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

First mention: Street called "Sholand" in parish of St. Andrew of Holeburne, 56 H. III. (Hust. Roll 4, No. iii).

Mention made previously of a certain well called "Showelle" at the upper head of the lane which lay between the house of the preaching friars and the Court of Richard Lunghespeye, 46 H. III. (Ch. I. p.m. No.42). This lane seems to occupy the position of Shoe Lane.

Other forms: " Sholane," 9 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m.). "Scholane," 1283 (Ct. H.W. I. 67). "Scholaunde," 1285 (ib. 72). " Schof lane," 12 Ed. II. (Hust. Roll 47, No.76). " Sholaneend," 1433-4 (Ct. H.W. II. 469). "Showe Lane," 36 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XX. (1), p.123). " Shoe Alley "alias " Shoe Lane," 7 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. II. 31).

The street has been considerably altered at its northern end by the formation of Holborn Viaduct and its extension further north to Charterhouse Street.

There was a " Sholane " in the parish of St. Nicholas, Calais (Anc. Deeds, A. 12348), also a tenement called the " Shewe," 1461 (Ct. H.W. II. 547).

It may have been named after the " Showelle," in the lane above mentioned.

Shoemaker Row, Lane

See Carter Lane.