Distaff Lane

Distaff Lane
   South out of Cannon Street, between Nos. 7 and 8 to Old Fish Street (P.O. Directory). In Bread Street Ward.
   First mention: July, 187O.
   Former name : "Little Distaff Lane" (Leake, 1666-O.S. 1875).
   It still appears under this name in the O.S. 1875, although the name was actually abolished in 187O.
   Stow also calls this "Distar" or "Distaff lane," as well as the street later known as Great Distaff Lane (q.v.), now absorbed in Cannon Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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