Jewry Street


Jewry Street
   South from Aldgate High Street, at No. 89, to Crutched Friars and Rangoon Street (P.O. Directory). It extends further south than is shown on the maps. In Aldgate Ward.
   First mention: Horwood, 1799.
   Former names : "Juwerie lane," 1351 (Ct. H.W. I. 653). "in Porejewerie," 40 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2047). "Little Jewry" in Aldgate Street is mentioned in 1391 (Cal. P.R. Rich. II. 1388-92, p. 417). "the poore jurie" (S. 151). "Poor Jewry Lane" (Hatton, 1708-Maitland, 1775). "Fore old Jewry" (W. Stow, 1722-Rev. of Lord, 1728).
   Widened to 35 ft. at the northern end from Aldgate to Horse and Trumpet Yard, 1760 (Gent. Mag. Lib. XV. 227).
   No. 7 Jewry Street has a tablet affixed to it, stating that it was erected about 1650. It has a modest appearance, and forms an agreeable contrast to the large business houses by which it is surrounded.
   Derivation of name : It was called the "poor Jewry" because of the Jews living there (S. 151).
   The Jews after their return to the country seem to have congregated in this eastern portion of the City and not to have returned to the western portion, "the Old Jewry," from which they were expelled temp. Ed. I.
   For the Roman remains here See Crutched Friars.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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