The Cock
   1) On the north side of Fleet Street, facing Middle Temple Gate, behind the bouses in Fleet Street. Approached by a wainscotted passage, through the houses.
   First mention: "Le Cocke," 40 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 256).
   A famous tavern mentioned by Pepys in his Diary.
   Pulled down 1888, and the branch Bank of England erected on its site.
   Tavern removed to the opposite side of the street, further east.
   2) On the west side of Aldersgate Street, in Aldersgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).
   First mention, 1612 (H. MSS. Com. Rutland, IV. p. 493).
   There was a tenement called the Cock at the northern end of Long Lane in St. Bartholomew's parish without Alderychgate in 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (1), p. 558).
   This was a favourite street sign.
   3) Messuage in Thames Street so called, at the corner of Botolph Lane, devised by Sir John Leman 1632 for the poor of the parishes of St. Botolph Billingsgate, St. Mary at Hill and St. Michael Crooked Lane (End. Ch. 1903, p. 2).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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