Sir Thomas Davis' House - Skinner Street, Bishopsgate

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Sir Thomas Davis' House

At the south-west end of Angel Court, Snow Hill, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677).

Site occupied by Fire office (Rocque, 1746).

See Angel Court.

Sise Lane

South out of Pancras Lane by No.27 Queen Victoria Street, to Budge Row (P.O. Directory). In Cordwainer Ward.

Much smaller in extent than formerly, a large portion of the centre of the street having been demolished for the formation of Queen Victoria Street.

First mention Horwood, 1799.

Former names : " Seint Sythes lane," 1401 (Ct. H.W. II. 351). " Seintsithes lane," 1438 (ib. 484). " Seint Sydes lane," 1439 (ib. 486). "Sythen Lane," 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. Pt. 2, p.316). " St. Sithes lane," 1574 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 177). " St. Size Lane" (O. and M. 1677, and Strype, 1720 and 1755). "Syth's Lane" (Rocque, 1746). " Sythes lane," vulg. "Size lane" (P.C. 1732).

So called, Stow says, of S. Sithes Church=St. Henet Sherehog (q.v.).

Sithebourne Lane

See Sherborne Lane.

Sithes (St.)

See Benet (St.) Sherehog.

Sithes (St.) Lane

See Sise Lane.

Siuendestret or Lane, Sivende Lane

See Seething Lane.

Six Bell Alley

In Bearbinder Lane (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Name derived from the sign, representing a peal of bells.

Six Bell Court

In Six Bell Passage, Foster Lane (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Six Bell Passage

In Foster Lane (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Six Clerks' Office

On the west side of Chancery Lane, south of Carey Street, outside the City boundary (O. and M. 1677), opposite the Rolls.

First mention: 1520 (L. and P. H. VIII. V.p. 22).

Confirmation to the Six Clerks of Chancery and their successors of the house in Chancery Lane in their occupation formerly called "Harflu Inn," 31 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XIV. (1), p.403).

Other references : Tenement of the Six Clerks called Harflete Inne," 35 H. VIII. 1543 (ib. XVIII. (1), p.530).

Stow says it belonged formerly to the Prior of Necton Parke, a house of Canons in Lincolnshire, called Hereflete Inne and was a Brewhouse, but "now faire builded for the Sixe Clearkes of the Chancerie" (S. 396).

In Lockie, 1810, and Elmes, 1831, it is described as at No.62, a few doors from Holborn, further north than formerly.

The site of the original office is now covered by the Law Institute.

Six Garden Court, Paul's Alley, Cripplegate

See Garden Court and Young's Buildings.

Six Penny Receivers' Office

On Tower Hill (Dodsley, 1761).

Sixpence a month paid in by all seamen for the benefit of Greenwich Hospital.

Not named in the maps.

Size Lane

See Sise Lane.

Skaldynghouse (le)

An alley so called in parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles near "lez Flesshe Shamells," belonging to St. Bartholomew's Priory, 35 H. VIII. 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (1), 197).

See account of the Scalding House.

Skales Inn

See Maiden Lane, College Hill.

Skimmer's Alley

East out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

In the text he calls it" Skinners Alley " (ed. 1720, I. ii. 27).

Former name: "Scummer Alley" (O. and M. 1677).

Derivation of name: There was a messuage and garden called the "Scomer" in Hundesdich, 34, H. VI. 1456 (Lond. Inq. p.m. 17, H. VII. No. 44, I.18), which may have given its name to the alley.

Site now covered by Cutler Street.

Skinner Street

North-west from Giltspur Street to Farringdon Street, in Farringdon Ward Within (O.S. 1848-51).

First formed in 1802 on the line of the present Holborn Viaduct to avoid the steep and winding ascent of Snow Hill.

It seems never to have been a flourishing thoroughfare and was removed for the formation of Holborn Viaduct, 1867

Named after Alderman Skinner, who inaugurated the scheme.

Skinner Street Passage

Leading to Skinner Street, Bishopsgate (Dodsley, 1761). Not named in the maps.

Skinner Street, Bishopsgate

See Pindar Street.