Transport Office - Trinity (Holy) the Less Lane

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See Plough Yard, Seething Lane.


Tenement of John Lovekyn called "Treiereswharf" at Billingsgate in parish of St. Mary atte Hulle, 1368 (Ct. H.W. II. 118).

The site is now occupied by Billingsgate Market.

See Freyereswharff.

Trig Lane

South out of Upper Thames Street, at No.34, to the Thames (P.O. Directory). In Queenhithe Ward.

First mention: " Trigge Lane" (S. 364).

Called " Trigg Lane" (O. and M. 1677).

Named after an owner of property there, temp. Ed. III., John Trigge.

Trig Lane Stairs

At the south end of Trig Lane, on the Thames In Queenhithe Ward (O.S. 1880).

First mention : " Trig Stairs" (Strype, 1720, I. iii. 218).

Trig Wharf

South out of Upper Thames Street at No.29 adjoining Trig Lane (P.O. Directory) In Queenhithe Ward.

First mention Rocque, 1746.

Called "Wood Wharf" (O. and M. 1677).


See Turnmill Brook.

Trinite chapel

See Michael (St.) Crooked Lane.

Trinite Lane

See Trinity Lane.

Trinity (Holy) Aldgate

There seems to have been a parish of this name in existence before the foundation of Holy Trinity Priory, and with several adjacent parishes it formed the new Parish of Holy Trinity (S. 142).

See Trinity (Holy), Priory of.

Trinity (Holy) Chapel, St. Dunstan's in the East

See Dunstan's (St.) in the East.

Trinity (Holy) Church

At the south-east corner of Great New Street, in Farringdon Ward Without (O.S.1880).

Erected in 1827 as a chapel of ease to St. Bride's.

Now taken down.

Trinity (Holy) in Knyghtrider Street

See Trinity (Holy) the Less.

Trinity (Holy) Minories

At the east end of Church Street, Minories (P.O. Directory).

Stow speaks of it in 1603 as a parish church for the inhabitants of the Close (S. 127).

Referred to in 1541 at the consecration of Knight as Bishop of Bath and Wells as the chapel of the Bishop of Bathe's house, situate in the Minories, Aldgate (Kinns, 191, quoting Strype's Memorials of Cranmer).

First reference to it as a parish church is in the Will of Julian Morgan, 1557, referred to as" the church of the Minories w'out Aldgate where as I am a paryshoner ... I give and bequeath unto the parysche Churche of the Minories 20s., etc." (Tomlinson's Hist. of the Minories, p. 161).

Church and parish occupy site of Abbey of St. Clare and the precincts (Kinns, 13).

It was a royal peculiar, claiming various rights and privileges and freedom from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London, which claim it maintained until 1730 (Tomlinson, 167-71).

A Curacy (P.C. 1732).

Church rebuilt 1708, the old north wall remaining (Tomlinson, 264).

Reunited to St. Botolph's parish and church closed 1899 (ib. 16o and 270).

There does not seem to be any evidence as to the origin of the dedication, and as to whether it was the original dedication of the Abbey church of the Minoresses, or an entirely separate dedication, subsequent to the suppression of the Nunnery.

There was a chapel of the Holy Trinity at the New Cemetery of the Holy Trinity Priory outside Aldgate, 1369 (Ct. H.W. II. 131).

Perhaps this may have been the origin of the dedication.

Trinity (Holy) near Tower Hill

See Trinity (Holy), Priory of.

Trinity (Holy) Parvae, le Petit

See Trinity (Holy) the Less.

Trinity (Holy) Priory Churchyard

Burial Ground in Eastsmithfield procured by John Corey, 1348, in time of great pestilence on condition that it should be called the " Churchyard of the Holy Trinitie" (S. 125).

Johanna Colcestre to be buried in new churchyard of Holy Trinity near the Tower, 1350-1 (Ct. H.W. I. 651).

The churchyard appears to have been to the south of "Heggestrete" (Royal Mint Street) ( Anc. Deeds, A. 2647).

There is a burying ground shown in Rocque's map, 1746, east of Churchyard Alley, now Cartwright Street.

There seems to have been a chapel of the Holy Trinity here in 1369 (Ct. W. II. 131).

Trinity (Holy) Street

See Great Trinity Lane.

Trinity (Holy) the Great

See Trinity (Holy), Priory of.

Trinity (Holy) the Less

On the south side of Great Trinity Lane, at the north-east corner of Little Trinity Lane (Strype). In Queenhithe Ward. The parish extends into Vintry, Bread Street and Cordwainer Wards.

Earliest mention: "HolyTrinity le Petit," 50 H. III. (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1258-66, 624).

Other names: " Sanctae Trinitatis Parvae," 3 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 230). "Holy Trinity the Less," 1308-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 203). "Holy Trinity the Less in Knyghtriderstrete," 1322 (ib. 297). " Trinite in Knyghtryder strete," 1516 (Fabyan's Chr. 296). "Holy Trinity" commonly called the "little Trinitie," 1541 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVI. p.425).

Lutheran Church " erected on the site (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

Stow says in his time the church was very old and in danger of falling down, leaning on props (S. 355).

Rebuilt 1606-8. Merchant Tailors and Vintners contributed liberally to the rebuilding.

Repaired and beautified 1629. Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt as a church for the Lutherans.

Parish united to St. Michael Queenhithe (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 208-9).

A Rectory. Patrons: Canons of St. Mary Southwark, afterwards Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's.

Dedication to the Blessed Trinity.

Site now occupied by the Mansion House Station.

Trinity (Holy) the Less Lane

Identified with Little Trinity Lane (q.v.).

First mention : 55 H. III. (Anc. Deeds, C. 2890).

Other records : 1273-4 (Ct. H.W. I. 16). 1297-8 (ib. 133).

"Lane of Holy Trinity the Less," 6 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2531) and 1357 (Ct H.W. I. 697).