Steveneslane - Stodies Lane

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See Stephen's Lane.

Steven's Hall

Near the north end of the Cathedral Church of St. Paui, 1641 (H MSS. Com. 4th Rep. 110).

No later mention.

Steven's Rents

In Great Minories (P.C. 1732).

Qy. =Sterry's Rents (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Stew Alley Stairs

At the south end of Stew Lane, in Queenhithe Ward (Lockie, 1816)

Not named in the maps.

Stew Key

Lands and tenements in Petty Wales called " Stew key" in parish of All Hallows Barking, 1466 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 33).

Not further identified.

Stew Lane

South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 49, west of Queenhithe, opposite Bread Street Hill (P.O. Directory). In Queenhithe Ward.

First mention: S. 363.

There was a stew for women at Broken Wharf in the parish of St. Mary Somerset in the Ward of Queenhithe, 6 H. VI. (Cal. L. Bk. K. p. 75).

There was also a messuage so called in the parish of St. Michael Queenhithe belonging-to St. Mary Graces, 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XV. 561). Also a "stuehouse" in Love Lane.

At one time called "Hamonds Lane" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).

Stew Alley " (Lockie, 1816).

Seems to have been formerly called " Parkerislane" (q.v.).

See Stewe (The).

Stewe (The)

A messuage so called in the parish of St. Michael Queenhithe, belonging to St. Mary Graces, 32 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XV. 561).

With appurtenances extending 50 ft. from east to west, and from the tenement: called " Le Signe of the Cuppe" north to the Thames south, 72 feet, 34 H. VIII. (ib XVII. 379).

See Stew Lane.

Stewksley's Street

In the Guildhall Museum is a stone inscribed with this name, 1668, and on a label attached to it, it is stated that this is now" Bull and Mouth Street," St. Martin's le Grand.

There does not seem to be any other record of the name.

Steyning Court

See Staining Lane.

Stilehof, Stileyerd

See Steelyard (The).

Still Alley

East out of Houndsditch at No, 104. On the boundary of Portsoken and Bishopsgate Wards (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1810).

Still Court or Alley" in Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 109.

It seems to have been called " Steel Alley " (q.v.) in 1569.

Site has been rebuilt for business purposes.

Probably name derived from the sign.

Still Alley

West out of Bishopsgate Street, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (O. and M 1677-Elmes, 1831).

The site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station.

Still Yard

On Tower Hill (W. Stow, 1722-P. Clerks, 1732).

Not named in the maps.

Stilliarde, Still Yard

See Steelyard (The).

Stinking, Stinkende Lane

See King Edward Street.

Stock Exchange

Between Throgmorton Street north and Threadneedle Street south, at No.23 Throgmorton Street (P.O. Directory).

First mention : Lockie, 1810. Erected 1801. Re-erected 1854. Archt., Thos. Allason, Jnr. Enlarged 1884 by J. J. Cole.

The previous building, before the one in Capel Street, is shown in Horwood's map, 1799, at the north end of Sweeting's Alley, next the Royal Exchange, but Wheatley says the Stockbrokers originally met at New Jonathan's Coffee House in Change Alley. and altered the name in 1773 to "The Stock Exchange" (Welch).

Stockfishmonger Row

The portion of Thames Street extending west from Fish Street Hill to Old Swan Lane was so called (S. 215). In Bridge Street Ward Within. First mention : " Stokfisshmongerrowe in Tamystrete," 1373 (Ct. H.W. II. 154).

Other notices : " Stokfisshmongerrewe," near Croked lane, 1380 (ib. 213). " Stokfisshmongerrowe," 22 Rich. II. (1399), (Cal. L. Bk. H. p.448). So called of the Stock fishmongers dwelling there (S. 215).

Stocks (The)

See Stocks Market.

Stocks Market

The City market so called occupied a large tract of ground at the junction of Coruhill, Threadneedle Street, Lombard Street and the Poultry, including not only the site of the old City market called the" Stocks," but also of the church of St. Mary Woolchurch, being 230 ft. long and 108 ft. broad besides waste ground on each side of it (Strype, ed. 1720. I. ii. 199-P.C. 1732).

Earliest mention: In 10 Ed. I. a grant was made to Henry le Waleys, the mayor, of a place adjoining the churchyard wall of the church of Wollecherche on the north side of the said church on which to erect a building for the maintenance of London Bridge. On this place was erected "le Stokkes," ordained as being in the middle of the City for sale of flesh and fish, the rents arising from the stalls to go to the maintenance of London Bridge. The only other markets allowed were in Bridge Street, Elde Fisshestrete and the West Street of the butchers in parish of St. Nicholas as of old (Lib. Cust. I. 275, and Cal. P.R. 17 Ed. II. 1321-4, p.425). Houses erected at Wolchirchehawe called " Hales," Anglice" Stockes," 1282 (Ann. Londonienses, p.90).

Forms of name: "Le Stocke," 28 Ed. I. (Cal. L. Bk. C. p.55). "les Stokkes," 15 Ed. II. (Cal. L. Bk. E. p.179). "les Stockes," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 590).

House called " le Stokkes "granted by Henry le Galeys and the Commonalty to John le Benere and others for a certain sum of money paid by them to London Bridge, so that John could demise places to butchers and fishmongers, 5 Ed. II. (Cal. L. Bk. D. 281-2).

House called " le Hales" demised to the Wardens of London Bridge by Sir H. le Galeys in aid of the Bridge, 26 Ed. I. (ib. B. 217).

In 1441-2, when it became necessary to rebuild the church of Wolchirche, viz. St. Mary Woolchurch, careful provision was made in order that the light of the City's market of" le Stokkys "should not be obstructed by the rebuilding of the Church (ib. K. pp.267 and 272).

Rebuilt 1410 (S. 227).

It was ordained in Common Council in 1486-7 that the rector of St. Mary de Wol chirch should receive yearly the sum of 4 marks from the Wardens of London Bridge for offerings for the lower part of the Stocks, where fishmongers and butchers sell their victuals (Cal. L. Bk. L. p.239).

After the Fire it was enlarged and occupied a more extensive site (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 199) as indicated above, and is called in O. and M. 1677, "Woolchurch Market." So called on Tradesman's token, 1670 (Burn, p.211). Fruits, roots and herbs sold there in place of Flesh and fish as before (Strype. ib.).

Removed about 1739 for the erection of the Mansion House (q.v.).

The name "les stokkes" is said to be derived from the City Stocks having been formerly on this site (S. 227).

The house demised by the name of "le Hales" may well have been a market house and the word the equivalent of "les Halles," as the markets are so often designated in French towns.

Stodies Lane

See Little Cheapside and Vintners' Hall.