Dowgate Hill
   South out of Cannon Street at No. 76 to No.167 Upper Thames Street (P.O. Directory). In Dowgate and Walbrook Wards.
   First mention: Leake, 1666.
   Former names : "vicum Regium de Douegat," 1244 (Harl. Ch. 50, A. 13).
   Street called "Duuegate," 28 Ed. I. 1300 (Cal. P.R. Ed. I. 1292-1301, p. 507).
   Street of "Douuegate," 1318 (Ct. H.W. I. 276). "Vico de Douuegate," 19 Ed. II. (Ch. I. p.m. 19 Ed. II.). " Street called Dowgate," 4 Ed. VI. (Lond. I. p.m. I. 81).
   In these days it seems to have extended south to the Thames at Dowgate.
   Named after the gate.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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