Jacob's Well Passage
   South out of Barbican, at No. 20, to Paul's Alley, crossing the Metropolitan Railway lines (P.O. Directory).
   First mention: "Jacobs Well," (Horwood, 1799). "Jacob's Well's Court" (Lockie, 1810-Elmes, 1831).
   In Rocque, 1746, it is called "Black Horse Alley," and in O.M. 1677 "Play House Yard" ; "Jacobs Well Alley" in O. and M. lying further north out of Golden Lane.
   Named after the sign, which seems to have been a familiar one in the 17th and 18th centuries.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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