Holborn Bridge
   At the east end of Holborn Hill and north end of Fleet Market over the Fleet, at its junction with the Holborn, when the streams flowed openly through the City.
   Shown in maps : Leake, 1666-Strype, 1755.
   First mention: "Bridge of Holeburne," 45 H. III. (Hust. Roll 2, No. 170). "Holeburne Bridge," 1291 (Ct. H.W. I. 97). "Holebournebregge," 1336 (ib. 416). "Portpulbrigg," 1380 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, Rich. II. 1377, p. 87). "Holborn Bridge," 1554 (Lond. I p.m. I. 132).
   Rebuilt, 1674.
   Built of stone before the Fire, now much enlarged and beautified (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 280).
   The river Fleet was covered over about 1737 and the bridge consequently disused.
   Arch of the bridge disclosed at some depth below the roadway during the formation of Farringdon Street in the 19th century (Gent. Mag. Lib. XVI. 235 and 273).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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