Chequer Alley, Chequer Court
   On the west side of Bishopsgate Street. In Bishops-gate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108-Boyle, 1799).
   In Old Bethlem.
   First mention: "Checker Alley," 1559-60 (Ct. H.W. II. 674).
   Named after a tenement called the "Chekker" which belonged to the new hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate in parish of St. Botolph, 35 H. VIII. 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII XVIII. Pt. I, p. 538).
   The site is now occupied by Broad Street Station.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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