Crown Key
   Messuage and quay called "le Crowne Kay" in parish of St. Dunstan in the east in ward of the Tower of London, between the highway north, the Thames south, the common lane adjoining "le Custume house," east and tenements of John Sha west, 1513 (Lond. I. p.m. III. 320, and Proc. in Chanc. temp. Eliz. II. 339).
   Made a general place for landing and discharging goods under Act of Parliament, 1559 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 49).
   The site would now be covered by the present Custom House (q.v.).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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