Category: EC4

Abchurch Yard, EC4

Abchurch Yard is an open square and the location of the church of St. Mary Abchurch, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1686.

Abchurch Lane, EC4

The following entry appeared in the Victorian publication London, Past and Present  by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) Publication date: 1891 Publisher London : John Murray, Albemarle Street Abchurch Lane connecting LOMBARD STREET with CANNON STREET, was so named from the parish of St. Mary Abchurch, or Upchurch, as Stow says he had seen it written. Mr. John Moore, “author of …

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Old and New London: Volume 1 – Fleet Street

Alas, for the changes of time! The Fleet, that little, quick-flowing stream, once so bright and clear, is now a sewer! but its name remains immortalised by the street called after it. Although, according to a modern antiquary, a Roman amphitheatre once stood on the site of the Fleet Prison, and Roman citizens were certainly …

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Alsatia

Liberties were areas which existed during the Middle Ages where rights reserved to the king had been devolved into private hands. London has many of them and the Liberty of Whitefriars was just one of them. Whitefriars was a monastery belonging to the Carmelites, just outside the City of London walls, in the ward of …

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