Le Brodelane
   South out of Upper Thames Street in Vintry Ward, between Church Lane east and Vintners Hall west.
   First mention: 1335 (Ct. H.W. I. 404).
   Other form : "Brodelayne," 37 H. VIII. 1545 (L. and P. H. VIII. XX. Pt. 2, p. 121).
   Shown in Leake's map 1666, but not named.
   Rebuilt after the Fire as Queen Street (q.v.).
   Stow says it was called Brode lane as being "broder for the passage of Carts from the Vintrie warfe, then be the other lanes." Parish Clerks Hall at the north-west corner (S. 241).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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