Chequer Yard

Chequer Yard
   East out of Dowgate Hill to Bush Lane. In Dowgate Ward (O. and M. 1677) (Midd. Sess. Roll. 4 Chas. I. III. 165).
   Former names : "Chequer Alley" or "lane," 1598 (S. 233). "Carter lane" previously (ib.).
   Demolished 1860-5 for the erection of Cannon Street Station.
   Named after the Chequer Inn, which stood on the south side of the yard. Plumbers' Hall also stood on the south side of the yard.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Chequer Yard, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street, the first turning east from the Minories (O.S. 25 in., 1880 ed.). In Portsoken Ward.    Earliest mention: Ogilby and Morgan, 1677.     Chequer Square in Elmes, 1831.    Site covered by the London and North… …   Dictionary of London

  • 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 …   Dictionary of London

  • Chequer Inn —    1) On the north side of Holborn, east of Furnival s Inn, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677 Strype, 1755).    The site is now covered by the offices of the Prudential Assurance Co., Ltd.    2) On the south side of Chequer Yard, leading …   Dictionary of London

  • Chequer Lane, Dowgate Hill —    See Chequer Yard …   Dictionary of London

  • Hand Yard, Chequer Yard, Dowgate —    See Hand Court2 …   Dictionary of London

  • Checker Yard —    See Chequer Alley2, Old Bailey …   Dictionary of London

  • Carter Lane —    1) West out of Old Change to Water Lane (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward and Farringdon Ward Within.    First mention: Carterstrete, 1295 (Ct. H.W. I. 122).    Other forms : Cartereslane, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 587). Carterslane, 20 Rich.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bush Lane —    South out of Cannon Street, at No. 86, to 157 Upper Thames St. (P.O. Directory). In Walbrook and Dowgate Wards.    First mention: Busshelane, 1486 (Cal. P.R. H. VII.). Bushe Lane, 1558 (Lond. I. pm. II. 130).    Other names : Great Bush Lane… …   Dictionary of London

  • Hand Court —    1) West out of Philip Lane in Cripplegate Ward Within (O. and M. 1677 Boyle, 1799).    Also called : Hand Alley (Strype, 1720 and 1755).    It seems to be called Hand Alley or Sands Court in P.C. 1732.    The site is now occupied by offices… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bell Alley, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street, leading into Chequer Yard (O. and M. 1677 P.C. 1732). In Portsoken Ward.    Removed for the erection of the Goods Depot, of the London and North Western Railway Company …   Dictionary of London

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