Dark House Lane
   1) South out of the eastern end of High Timber Street to the Thames. In Queenhithe Ward (Horwood, 1799).
   Former names : "Dark Lane" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755). "le Derke lane," 1357 (Ct. H.W. I. 697).
   The site is now occupied by warehouses.
   2) South out of Lower Thames Street to Somers Quay Stairs, west of Billingsgate (Rocque, 1746-O.S. 1880).
   Former name : "Little Somers Key" (Tradesman's token, 1666) (Burn, p. 171).
   There seems to have been a house called "The Dark House Billingsgate" in 1671 (L. and P. Chas. II. D.S. xi. 6), from which the lane took its name.
   The site is now occupied by Billingsgate Market.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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