Campion Lane

Campion Lane
   South out of Upper Thames Street, at No. 89, to the Thames, by the east end of the church of All Hallows the Great (Elmes, 1831).
   First mention: W. Stow, 1722.
   Former name : "Haywharf Lane" (q.v.).
   Site now occupied by the City of London Brewery, and the entrance to it.
   The Brewhouse was originally built in Haywharfe lane in Stow's time (S. 237), and was in the possession first of Henrie Campion and then of his son Abraham.
   Henry Campion gave a rent-charge on houses in this lane to the parish of All Hallows Barking (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 36).
   In the Endowed Charities Report, 1829, p. 137, the gift is recorded as made to the parish of Allhallows the Great, which seems much more probable, and the statement must be an error on the part of Strype.
   The name of the lane was changed to commemorate the family ownership.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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