Glass House Yard, Blackfriars
   Between Church Entry, Playhouse Yard and Water Lane, south of Apothecaries' Hall, in Farringdon Ward Within (Horwood, 1799).
   Previously it included Playhouse Yard and extended to Water Lane (O. and M. 1677-Rocque, 1746).
   Occupied part of the site of the Blackfriars monastery.
   Now called "Play House Yard" (q.v.).
   Named "Glass House Yard" from the glass factory erected there after the dissolution of the monastery of Blackfriars. Renamed "Play House Yard" to commemorate the Blackfriars Theatre which stood there in the 17th century.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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