Hercules' Pillars Alley
   South out of Fleet Street, in Farringdon Ward Without, to the north of the Temple Church (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   Mentioned temp. Jas. I. (Noble, p. 111). Still a small court by No. 27 Fleet Street "without a name" (ib. ed. 1870).
   So called from the tavern there.
   Site now occupied by Temple Bar House, a block of chambers.
   "Hercules' Pillars" was the classic name for the Straits of Gibraltar, considered by the ancients the end of the world, and so adopted on the outskirts of towns. This house was near the City boundary.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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