Hand Alley
   1) On Snow Hill, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).
   Not named in the maps.
   2) South out of Wormwood Street, in Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   Possibly = "Hand Court" or "Sands Court" in P.C. 1732.
   Also called "Union Court" (q.v.) in P.C. 1732.
   Site rebuilt in the 19th century.
   3) In Fleet Street, mentioned in will of George Humble, 1638 (End. Char. Rep. 1829, p. 97).
   Not further identified.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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