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Stable Yard, Baker's Buildings

North out of Baker's Buildings, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746).

The site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station.

Stable Yard, Berry Street

South out of Bury Street (southern portion) (Rocque, 1746).

It seems to form part of Bury Street now.

Stable Yard, Church Lane

See Bull Yard.

Stable Yard, Cutler Street

See Exchange Buildings.

Stable Yard, Hand Alley

South out of Hand Alley, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746).

Demolished towards the end of the 18th century.

Stable Yard, Poor Jewry Lane

West out of Poor Jewry Lane. In Aldgate Ward (Rocque, 1746).

Site now occupied by bonded warehouses, probably erected towards the end of the 18th century.

Stable Yard, Woodroff Lane

West out of Woodroff Lane. In Aldgate Ward (Rocque, 1746).

Site now occupied by the Trinity House (q.v.).

Staining Lane

North out of Gresham Street, at No.29, to Oat Lane, in Aldersgate Ward and Cripplegate Ward (P.O. Directory).

Earliest mention : " Staninge-lane," temp. Rich. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2124).

Other forms " Stanigelane," 37 H. III. 1253 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1247-58, p. 181). "Stannyngelane," 1272-3 (Ct. H.W. I. 13). " Staniges lane," 1278 (Cal. L. Bk. B. 274). "Steyning Court" (W. Stow, 1722).

Stow suggests the derivation from "Painter stainers dwelling there," but this does not seem probable.

Maitland in "Domesday Book and beyond," p. 181, suggests that it was so called as having once contained the haws of the men of Staines, thus identifying it with

"Staeningehaga" "widinne Lundne" granted by Edward the king to St. Peter's Westminster (Kemble, 855).

It is most probable that the lane was actually named after the church of St. Mary Staining (q.v.).

Staining Lane Church

See Mary (St.) Staining.


See Steel Yard (The).

Stamford Inn

An inn so called in Ivy Lane, temp. H. VI. and Ed. IV. (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 10).

Not further identified.


There were several" Standards "in the City used for the supply of water with conduits or cisterns in them.

Migne defines " Standardus" as "Forte castellum, aquae receptaculum."

Standard (The) in Fleet Street

Opposite the south end of Shoe Lane, in Farringdon Ward Without (S. 110, 394).

First mention : " The same yere (viz. 17 H. VI.) was the newe cunduyt in Fletstrete begonnen to make" (Chron. of Lond. 1189-1483, p.124).

Stow says that the water was conveyed to Fleet street from Teybourne by Sir Wm. Eastfield, mayor 1438 (S. 18), and the Standard was finished by his Executors, 1471 (p.17). The inhabitants added a cistern in 1478 (ib.).

Rebuilt 1582 (ib. 395).

Removed before 1720 (Strype, ed. 1720, 1.28).

Standard in Cornhill

At the east end of Cornhill, where the four streets met, in the middle of the street (S. 189).

It seems probable that it may have been erected soon after 1378, when at a common Council it was decided to consider means to be taken for the repair of the conduit in Chepe and carrying it up to the cross-ways on the top of Cornhull, for which purpose the executors of Adam Fraunceys had promised to contribute 500 marks (Cal. L. Bk. H. p.108).

In 1582 it was supplied with waste water from Peter Morris' artificial forcier, and in a plan of the parish of St. Martin Outwich, 1599, it is called "The Waste Pumpe" (Wilkinson, Plate I.).

It was disused by 1603 (S. 189) and removed 1674 (N. and C. 6th S. 10, 149).

Standard in the Old Bailey

Mentioned by Stow (391) and the waste of the water served the prisoners in Ludgate.

Standard in Westcheap

In the middle of Cheapside, nearly opposite the south end of Honey Lane, east of Bread Street (Leake, 1666), at the western boundary of Cheap Ward (S. 261, 267, 273).

Earliest mention: " The Standard," 19 Rich. II. 1395-6 (Cal. L. Bk. H. p.427).

Stow speaks of it as a water standard or conduit, and says that executions were held there as early as 1293 (p.267), but he gives no authority for this statement.

In 21 H. VI. 1443 licence was given to pull down" le Standard in Chepe," where divers xecutions of the law have been made hitherto, which is now of wood, weak and old, wherein is a conduit, and to set up a new standard of stone with a conduit therein (Cal. P.R. H. VI. 1441-6, p. 161).

This work had been commenced by John Wells, according to Stow, about 1430, and in his Will (Ct. H.W. II. 499) he made a bequest of 50 marks towards the completion of the work, which was carried out by his Executors in accordance with the licence of Henry VI. above mentioned.

From this licence it appears that there had been a conduit in the old Standard for the supply of water, but it does not seem clear whether this was actually the purpose for which it was originally erected, although it probably was. But it had certainly obtained notoriety as the place where executions were held, proclamations made, etc.

An attempt has been made to identify the Standard with the Great Cross in Cheap at the southern end of Wood Street. But if so, the site of the Standard must have been changed when it was re-erected in 1442-3, and there is nothing in the Patent of Henry VI. or in the other records relating to it to suggest that any change of site was in contemplation.

The Standard was not re-erected after the Fire.

Stanene Chirche, Stanigg Cherche, Stanning Chirche

See All Hallows Staining.


See Staining Lane.

Stanns Alley

See Fann Street, Aldersgate.


See All Hallows Staining.