Corbet Court
   West out of Gracechurch Street at No. 5 (P.O. Directory). In Bishops-gate Ward (Within).
   First mention: O. and M. 1677. Former name, "Offele Alley," 1553 (End. Ch. 1829, p. 252).
   Seems to have been called "Corbet's Alley" at one time (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 131 and 155).
   Messuage in Corbett's Alley in parish of St. Peter Cornhill next to the back door of the inn called the Bell, given 1604 for the poor of the parish of All Hallows Lombard Street (End. Ch. 1903, p. 3).
   A house in Corbet Court was purchased in 1675 to be the parsonage house of St. Peter Cornhill, after the old one was burnt down (Strype, ed. 1720,1. ii. 141).
   Named after the owner.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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