- Fish Street Hill
- 1) South from the junction of Gracechurch Street and Eastcheap to Lower Thames Street at 128 (P.O. Directory). In Bridge Ward Within.Earliest mention: "Fysshstretehyll," 10 Eliz. (1568). (Lond. I. p.m. II. 106).Former names : "Newe fishestrete hill," 26 Eliz. (Anc. Deeds, A. 12959). "New fishstreete," 35 Eliz. (1593) (Lond. I. p.m. II. 174). "Bridgestrete," alias "New fishstrete," 1572 (End. Ch. St. Michael, Crooked Lane, Rep. 1903, p. 12).Stow says "Bridgestreete," commonly called (of the Fishmarket) "New Fishstreete" (S. 213). The market here in Bridge Street was one of the authorised places in the City for the sale of fish by retail (Cal. L. Bk. C. 149 ; ib. G. 123 ; ib. I. 61, and Riley's Mem. p. 268).Called "New Fish Street" and "New Fish Street Hill" to distinguish it from Old Fish Street at the western end of the City.The word "hill" would be added to indicate the ascent from London Bridge and the river.The Monument is on the east side of the street and the Monument Station at the north end.Its importance as a thoroughfare has been very considerably lessened since the removal of London Bridge to its present site further west.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.