Katherine Well Alley

Katherine Well Alley
   Mentioned in the register of burials at St. Lawrence Pountney in 1601-2 (Wilson, p.11).
   "Katherine Wheel Alley" in 1623 (ib. 127).
   Tofts, grounds, etc., in 1669 in Katherine Wheel Alley are described as abutting north on Thames Street, south on the Thames, and west on Old Swan Alley in St. Lawrence Pountney, in length 315 ft., and in breadth at both ends 32 ft. 6 in. (Wilson, p. 210).
   The Mercers had tenements in "Catherine Wheel Alley" in Thames Street in 1596 (L. and P. Ed. VI., etc., D.S. IV. 281).
   Site rebuilt and occupied by offices and business houses.
   Name derived from the sign of the Katherine Wheel.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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