Wrestlers (The) - Wynwharf

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Wrestlers (The)

"Mesuagio brasineo" called the "Wrastelars" in Aldrichegate street in parishof St. Botolph Without Aldrichegate, I Ed. VI. 1547 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 100).

No later record.

Wrestler's Court

South out of London Wall, west of Carpenters' Hall (O. and M 1677-Boyle, 1799).

Called "Wrestley's Court "in Strype, 1755 and Boyle.

Had houses only on the west side, the eastern side being the back side of Carpenters' Hall.

Site rebuilt for business purposes.

Wrestlers' Court

South out of Camomile Street at No.2 (P.O Directory). In Bishopsgate Ward Within.

First mention: Lockie, 1810.

Former name: "Clark's Alley" (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

In Stow's time there was a house called the "Wrestlers" against the wall of the City (S. 152, 172), from which this Court took its name.

Wright Street

See Lancaster Place.

Wright's Buildings

North out of Chick Lane to Duke's Court on the northern boundary of Farringdon Ward Without (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831).

Site now covered by Charterhouse Street.

Wright's Rents

See Lancaster Place.

Wringes-Aley, Wryngeres-Aley

In Colmanstret in parish of St. Stephen de Colman strete.

"Wringes-aley," 37 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2056). "Wryngeres-alay," 1435 (Ct. H.W. II. 523)

Not further identified.

Wringwren Lane

Described by Stow as at the western end of the church of St. Thomas Apostle, near the boundary of Vintry Ward (S. 241 and 247), south of Turnebase lane (ib. 252).

Not further identified.


See Wood Street.

Wycherley's Yard

On the south side of Thames Street in the parish of St. Dunstan in the east, in Tower Ward.

Devised by will of Sir Wm. Herriott, 1506, to the Drapers' Company, by the name of "Vernon's quay."

It seems to be on or near the site of Bear Quay in Horwood, now covered by the Custom House.

Wyeber Alley

On Addle Hill (W. Stow, 1722-Rev. of London, 1728).

Not named in the maps.

Wyewall (St.) (Soke of)

Grant by Hugh de Vyenne, Canon of St. Martin's le Grand of the soke of St. Wyewall in parish of St. Laurence Jewry and the advowson of the church, etc., 1294 (MSS. Balliol Coll. H. MSS. Corn. 4th Rep. 449).

Wynchecombe (Abbot of), Hostel

See Fleetwharf.


See Wendegaynelane.

Wyndernill (The)

A messuage called "le Wyndemyll" in parish of St. Sepulchre, 34 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XVII. 490).

Not further identified.

Wyndrawers of London

Carters of Wine.

Four companies of them in 1301 "The Newemeyne" (New Household).

The King's Society and The Society of Shipup (Riley Mem. xxj.).

Wynges Lane

See Wingoose Alley.

Wyngfeldes Place

See Wingfield Place.

Wynsoler (le)

Tenement and great solar called "le Wynsoler" belonged to John Byker, 1361. Other property in parish of St. Katherine Trinity within Aldgate (Ct. H.W. II. 30).

Not further identified.


A house near the common wardrobe at "le Wynwharf," 1316 (Ct. H.W. I. 267).

"Le Wyn wharf in parochia Sancti Martini de Vinetra," 1330 (Hust. Roll. No. 58). In Vintry Ward.