- 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. Henry A Harben. 1918.