Hand Court
   1) West out of Philip Lane in Cripplegate Ward Within (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   Also called : "Hand Alley" (Strype, 1720 and 1755).
   It seems to be called "Hand Alley" or "Sands Court" in P.C. 1732.
   The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.
   2) South out of Chequer Yard to Upper Thames Street, at 160, west of Bush Lane. Near the Steelyard. In Dowgate Ward (Horwood, 1799-O.S. 1848-51).
   Former name : "Hand Yard" (O. and M. 1677-Strype, ed. 1755).
   Named from the house there called the "Hand" mentioned in Lond. I. p.m. 24 Eliz. 1582, III. p. 45.
   Site now occupied by Cannon Street Station and the railway lines.
   3) Out of Rose Alley, Hand Alley (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 108). In Bishops-gate Ward Without.
   See Hand Court4, New Street, Bishopsgate (above).
   4) At the east end of New Street by the East India Company's warehouses, near Rose Alley, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).
   Not named in the maps.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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