Fire Ball court

Fire Ball court
   East out of Houndsditch. In Portsoken Ward (25 Eliz. 1583) (Lond. Inq. p.m. III. p. 64) to O.S. 25 in. 1880).
   The name of this Court is derived, as appears from the Inquisition above mentioned, from a messuage which stood here formerly called the Signe of the Ball and now (1583) the Signe of the "Fyrie Ball" in Hounesditch without Aldgate, held of the Queen as of her Priory of Christchurch, dissolved.
   The "Fiery Ball" is mentioned also in the Will of Henry Elsing dated 1577 (End. Ch. Rep. 1829).
   Moved for the continuation of Stoney Lane to Houndsditch.
   National School erected at No. 7 in 1847, and used for this purpose until 1880. Sold to the School Board for London, 1885.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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