- In the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry (Ct. H.W. II. 551, 1464).The lane late of John Hardell is mentioned in a grant of lands by Edmund de Sutton to John de Stodeye in 1352, as forming the eastern boundary of the tenements included in the grant, the lane of John Cressyngham forming the western boundary (Grant in L. and M. Arch. Soc. Trans. III. p. 441). This would seem to identify Hardeleslane with the lane also known as Stodyeslane and Spitellane (q.v.).There was a Ralph Hardel, Mayor in 1258, and the family held property in this parish in the reigns of Edward I. and Edward III. (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 15). The lane was probably named after this family.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.