Goldsmiths' Row
   In Cheapside, on the south side, extending from Bread Street to the Cross in Cheap at Wood Street in Bread Street Ward (S. 298 and 347).
   Stow describes it as the most beautiful frame of Fayre houses and shoppes in London or elsewhere in England, built by Thomas Wood, sheriff and Goldsmith in 1491. Beautified with the Goldsmiths' arms and likeness of woodmen (ib.).
   Meaner trades allowed to creep into Goldsmiths Row, the glory and beauty of Cheapside 1622 (L. and P. Ed. VI., etc., X. 457).
   New painted and gilt 1594 (S. 347).
   Said to be in Cheapside and Lombard Street in 1635-6 (L. and P. Chas. I. 1635-6, p. 280).
   The origin of the name is indicated above.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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