- Cecile Lane
- East of Warwick Lane and parallel to it, in the parish of St. Faith.Mentioned in numerous deeds amongst the St. Paul's MSS. in which the boundaries are variously described as follows : Tenements bounded by "Venella Veteris Decani," otherwise "Eldedeneslane" west, and by "Cecilies Lane de la Tur-" east (temp. H. III. H.MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 9 and 10)./Land lying between "venellam Cecilie de Turri" east and "venellam Veteris Decani" west, and "vicum regium ex opposito curie Episcopi London versus austrum," and the land of Geoffrey de Cycestre, canon of St. Paul's north, 1246.Tenement opposite the Greyfriars church between tenement formerly of Reg. le Baker east, "venellam vocatam Cecilie turn versus occidentem, tenementam ecclesie sancti Pauli" south, and "latam viam regiam que ducit de Macellis usque Newgate" north, 21 Ed. III. (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 9, 384).First mention: "Ces-cille lane," 1213 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 8).Other forms : "Cecilies Lane de la Tur-." "Cecille Lane de Turri." "Venella domine Cecilie de Turri" temp. H. III. (ib. 9 and 10). "Cecilie Turri," 23 Ed. III. (ib.). "Cecilie Turry," Ed. II. and III. (ib. 23).From a careful comparison of these deeds and from the description of the boundaries of property set forth in them, it would seem that this lane is identical with Diceres Lane (q.v.).
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.