- Galley Row
- A quadrant in Tower Street, between Hart lane and Church lane, because Galley men dwelled there (S. 136).No other mention.There was a messuage called "the Gallie" in parish of St. Dunstan in the East, 23 Elir. 1581 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 36), and perhaps the Row was named from this sign.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.
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