- The George
- 1) Enclosure of way through Spittle fields from the George to Smock Alley, 1673 (L. and P. Chas. II. Dom. S. XV. 351).Perhaps gave its name to George Alley (q.v.), Spitalfields.2) On the north side of Lombard Street. In Langbourn Ward.A common Osterie for travellers, called "the George" of such a signe (S. 203).Said to have belonged to the Earl Ferrers and to have been his London lodging in 1175."le George," 1455 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 56).Rebuilt 1601 (Overall's St. Michael's Cornhill, p. 255).Since the Fire rebuilt with very good houses well inhabited and warehouses, being a large open yard called George Yard (q.v.) (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 156).3) Messuage called "le George" with a wood wharff adjoining in Eastsmithfeilde in parish of St. Botolph without Algdate, 37 Eliz. (1595) (Lond. Inq. p.m. III. p. 224).No later mention.The original sign is probably St. George and the Dragon.4) St. GeorgeIn Fabyan's list of the parish churches of London he includes St. George, Castle Baynard Ward, 1516 (Chron. p. 296).Parish of St. George in the Ward of Castell Baynarde also mentioned 36 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III, 191).Qy. an error for St. Gregory.
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