Ducksfoot Lane
   South out of Laurence Pountney Hill to Upper Thames Street at No. 145 (P.O. Directory).
   First mention: Horwood, 1799.
   Former names : "Duxfield Lane" (O. and M. 1677). "Ducksfield lane" (Hatton, 1708). "Duxford Lane" (Strype, ed. 1720-Lond. Guide, 1758). "Duckfoot Lane" (W. Stow, 1722).
   Wilson, in his history of St. Laurence Pountney, suggests that the name was originally "Duke's foot lane" to and from the mansion of the Dukes of Suffolk, and that the name became corrupted after the property had passed into other hands (p. 5).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Laurence Pountney Place —    At the south east corner of Laurence Pountney Hill, between Ducksfoot Lane and Merchant Taylors School. In Dowgate Ward (O.S.1875 and 1880).    First mention: O.S. 1848 51.    Occupies the site of Sir Patient Ward s house shown in O. and M.… …   Dictionary of London

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