1) (Le Crown)
   A messuage so called in parish of St. Andrew in Holborn, 31 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 140).
   Perhaps to be identified with Crown Inn, Holborn.
   2) (The Crown)
   A messuage and brewhouse so called in Redcross Street in the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate 1542 and 1565 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 57).
   No later mention.
   3) (The Crown)
   In Warwick Lane, in Farringdon Ward Within, used by the people attending Newgate Market (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 194).
   On the east side of Warwick Lane (Hatton, 1708).
   First mention: "le Crowne" in Warwykelane in St. Edwin's parish, 35 H. VI 11.1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (2), 60).
   See Crown Court.
   4) (The Crown)
   Behind the Royal Exchange. On the north side of Threadneedle Street adjoining the Bank of England on the East, in the parish of St. Christopher le Stocks, being the furthest point east in that parish on the north side of Threadneedle Street (P.C. 1732-Maitland, 1775).
   Removed about 1760 for the enlargement of the Bank of England, which now occupies the site.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.


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