Fowke's Buildings
   Soutb out of Great Tower Street at Nos. 24 and 25, between Harp Lane and Water Lane. In Tower Ward (P.O. Directory).
   Earliest mention: Boyle, 1799.
   Former name : "Fook's Court" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755). "Fowks Court" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 52).
   Derivation of name : John Fowke devised five messuages in Tower Street and Water Lane to Christ's Hospital in 1686 (Endowed Charities Report, All Hallows Barking parish, 1902, p.14), so that the name Fook's or Fowk's Court would seem to be derived from this family.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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