Aldersgate Bars

Aldersgate Bars
   At the north end of Aldersgate Street, marking the boundary of the City liberties in that direction.
   Shown in Rocque's map 1746 at the northern end of Pickaxe Street, as it was then called.
   In 17 Rich. II. the liberty of the City extended as far as a post stuck in the ground at the corner of Sir John Syfrnast's house, which formerly belonged to Adam Stable, in Gosewellestrete" (Cal. L. Bk. H. p.397).
   The site is marked by two granite obelisks, with drinking fountains attached. See note on (The) Bars.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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