Clark's Place
   East out of Bishopsgate at No. 86 (P.O. Directory). In Bishopsgate Ward (Within).
   First mention: O.S. 1848-51.
   Former names : "Clark's Alley," and See Wrestlers' Court, 1666 (L. and P. Chas. II. 1666-7, p. 121-Boyle, 1799). "Clark's Court" (Lockie, 1816-Elmes, 1831).
   In 1598 Stow describes it as a fair entrie or court to the common hall of the Parish clerks (S. p. 132).
   There was an Almshouse there for the Parish Clerks and their wives and widows (S. ib. 1583, L. and P. Ed. VI. etc., D.S. I. 127).
   A passage into Camomile Street (Hatton, 1708).
   Called "Clerk's Alley" or "South sea clerk's Alley" (P.C. 1732).
   Named after the Parish Clerks' Hall there (q.v.).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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