George Alley

George Alley
   1) South out of Lombard Street. In Langbourn Ward (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 163).
   Not further identified.
   2) South out of Aldgate High Street with a passage into Poor Jewry Lane (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   Called "Three Tun Tavern" in Rocque, 1746.
   Site now occupied by business houses, etc.
   3) North out of Lombard Street. In Laughourne Ward (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).
   Passed through the George and Vulture into Cornhill.
   The site is now occupied by Barclay's Bank.
   4) Messuage with garden and stables in parish of St. Katherine Colman in a place there called "George Alley," 4 Ed. VI. (London, I. p.m. I. 82).
   "The George" is mentioned in the bounds of the parish of St. Katherine Colman on the south side of Fenchurch Street. Perhaps the alley derived its name from this sign
   (P.C. 1732, p. 74).
   5) In the parish of St. Sepulchre, 1646 (Ct. H.W. II. 763).
   Perhaps identical with George Yard, West Smithfield (q.v.).
   6) West out of Bishopsgate Street in Bishopsgate Ward Without, south of Skinner Street (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1709).
   "George Yard," in Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108).
   Site is now occupied by the railway lines.
   7) South out of Upper Thames Street, at No. 98, west of Old Swan Lane (P.O. Directory). In Dowgate Ward.
   First mention: O. and M. 1677.
   It seems to have been called "Cock and George Alley" in some of the records of the Dyers' Company (L. and M. Arch. Soc. Trans. V. 462).
   8) West out of King Tudor Street to Salisbury Court in Whitefriars, in Farringdon Ward Without (Hatton, 1708-Boyle, 1799).
   Not named in the maps.
   See George Yard8, Dorset Street.
   9) See George Yard6, Seacoal Lane.
   10) See George Court2, Coleman Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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