Shoemaker's Row - Shute's Court

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Shoemaker's Row

See Duke Street, Aldgate.

Shoemakers' Row, West Smithfield

Near the Bars. Mentioned in d'Urfey's "Ancient Song for Bartholomew Fair." Probably the name for a row of stalls where shoes were sold during Bartholomew Fair.

Shof Lane

See Shoe Lane.


See Shoe Lane.

Shooler's Court

See Shuter's Court.

Shooters Court

See Shutters Court.


See Soper's Lane.

Short Street

West out of Finsbury Pavement, at No. 65, to Little Moorfields (P.O. Directory). In Coleman Street Ward.

First mention: Horwood, 1799.

Erected on part of the site of Moorfields towards the end of the 18th and in the early part of the 19th century.

Shorter Street

On Tower Hill. Partly in Portsoken Ward, partly outside the City boundary (L.C.C. List, 1912).

Not named in the maps.

Shorters Court

South out of Throgmorton Street at No.5. In Broad Street Ward (P.O. Directory).

First mention: O. and M. 1677.

Probably named after the owner or builder.

Shovel Alley, St. Katherlne's

North out of Great Garden Street (P.C. 1732-Lockie, 1810).

Removed for the formation of the St. Katherine Docks and adjacent warehouses,1827.

Shovel Court

West out of Wood Street at No.123, in Cripplegate Ward Within (Elmes, 1831).

First mention : Strype, ed. 1720.

Former name: "Shovel Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

Mentioned in will of Thomas Foreby, 1506, as devised by him to the Goldsmiths' Company (End. Charities Report, 1829, p.387).

Site now occupied by warehouses and offices.

Showe Lane

See Shoe Lane.


e.-A well so called at the upper head of the lane between the Preaching Friars and the Court of Richard Lunghespeye, 46 H. III. (Ch. I. p.m. No. 42).

This lane seems to be Shoe Lane, and the well mentioned may have given its name to the Lane. It seems to have been much in request by the citizens, as the Patent Roll of this year expressly provided that access to the well should not be obstructed, 1262 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1258-61, p.225).

The first house of the Preaching Friars or Blackfriars was in Holborn, in this neighbourhood (See Blackfriars).

Shrewsbury Court

Out of Stoney Lane. In Portsoken Ward (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 27-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Shrouds (The)

The crypt at St. Paul's.

See Jesus' Chapel, Steeple.

Shunamites' House

In Watling Street.

A house of entertainment provided for the use of preachers at Paul's Cross in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Messuages and gardens in Whitecrosse streate and Shusshestreate in parish of St. Giles without Creplegate. Held of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's as of their manor of Fynesburie by fealty, 30 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 112 and 114).

Not identified.

Possibly outside the City boundary.

Shuter's Court

See Shutter's Court.

Shute's Court

See Shutter's Court.