Chequer Alley

Chequer Alley
   1) See Chequer Yard.
   2) On the west side of Old Bailey at the upper end of Black and White Court. In Farringdon Ward Without (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).
   Strype calls it "Checker Yard" (ed. 1720, I. III. 281).
   The site has been rebuilt.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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