Fleet Bridge
   Over the Fleet River between Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill, near Fleet Prison, in Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746).
   First mention: " Ponte de Fleete," 1197 (Mag. Rot. 9 Rich. I.).
   Other forms of name : "Pontem de Flet," 15 H. III. (Cal. Cl. Rolls, H. III. p. 525). "Flete bridge," 1274 (Ct. H.W. I. 19). "Fleotebrug," 1311 (Dugdale, II. 304). "Fleet bregge," 1318 (Ct. H.W. I. 278).
   In 1307 order was made for the Wardens of Flete prison to repair and construct the woodwork of Flete Bridge, and the Sheriffs of London to pave the bridge, I Ed. II. (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 240).
   In 1356 it was alleged that the King ought to make and repair the bridge (Cal. L. Bk. G. p. 65).
   Made of stone before the Fire, afterwards much enlarged and beautified (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 280).
   One of the walls left in 1761 for the security of passengers, but no longer a bridge (Dodsley).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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