Goswell Road
   North from Aldersgate Street at the Bars, in the Borough of Finsbury (P.O. Directory).
   So named 1864 and 1894.
   Former name : "Goswell Street."
   This street formerly commenced at the Barbican, the southern end being in Aldersgate Ward Without (Strype, ed. 1720-O.S. 1880). This portion is now called Aldersgate Street.
   Earliest mention: In charter of Reginald and Emma de Ginge, c. 1170, "strata quae vadit de barra de Aldredesgate" (Tomlin's Islington, p. 18). "Goswellestrete," 1393 (Cal. L. Bk. H. p. 398).
   Name derived from "Goswelle," (q.v.) the garden of the E. of Suffolk, 43 Ed. III.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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