Church Lane
   1) South out of Upper Thames Street to the river at Three Cranes Wharf. In Vintry Ward, opposite the church of St. Martin Vintry (S. p. 241-Boyle, 1799).
   Former name : "Vanners lane" (S. 241).
   Stow says it was so named of one Vannar, the owner, now called "church lane" "of the comming up from the wharfe to S. Martin's church" (S. 241).
   Henricus Vannere had land near Ludgate (Lib. Cust. II. p. 455) and a wharf in the parish of St. Mary Somerset (Cal. L. Bk. K. p. 95), also a tenement in the street of la Riole, 1354 (Ct. H.W. I. 678).
   Since the widening of Queen Street the lane has been absorbed into the footway of that street.
   2) St. Michael, Paternosterchurch.
   The messuage for the master, etc., of Whittington College extended from Whityngton's inn north to the lane called "Chirchelane" south, 3 H. VI. 1424 (Cal. P.R. H. VI. 1429-36, pp. 215-16).
   Seems to occupy the position of College Street (q.v.).
   3) See St. Dunstan's Hill; also Idle Lane.
   4) South out of Pye Corner to Snow Hill, adjoining St. Sepulchre's Church eastwards in Farringdon Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 283), and ed. 1755.
   See Church Alley4, Giltspur Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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