Knightrider Street
   East out of Addle Hill, at No. 23, to Queen Victoria Street at Friday Street (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard, Bread Street and Queenhithe Wards.
   From a deed 26 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, C. 189) it appears that Knightrider Street at that time extended at least as far as and perhaps beyond Cordwainer Street or Bow Lane, which portion was afterwards known as Trinity Lane (q.v.).
   The eastemmost portion of the present street was called until 1872 "Old Fish Street" (q.v.), the middle portion to Paul's Chain "Little Knightrider Street," and the western portion "Great Knightrider Street."
   A considerable portion of the street was removed for the formation of Queen Victoria Street.
   First mention: "Knychtriderestrete," 3 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, C. 2795).
   Other forms and names : " Knyghtriderestrete," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 560). "Knyghtryderestrete," 26 Ed. III. (Anc. Deeds, C. 189). "Knyghtrederistret," 1397 (Ct. H.W. II. 328). "Knightriders streete " (S. 365).
   Stow says so called of Knights well armed and mounted at the Tower Royall, ryding from thence through that street west to Creede Lane and so out at Ludgate (S. 247).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Great Knightrider Street —    See Knightrider Street …   Dictionary of London

  • Little Knightrider Street —    West out of Old Change to Bennet s Hill, in Castle Baynard Ward (Hatton, 1708 O.S. 1880).    Now called Knightrider Street (q.v.) …   Dictionary of London

  • Harp Alley, Knightrider Street —    See Harp Court …   Dictionary of London

  • Knightrider Court —    North out of Knightrider Street, at No. 49, to Carter Lane (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward and Farringdon Ward Within.    First mention: Horwood, 1799.    Former name : Do Little Lane (q.v.).    For the origin of the name, See… …   Dictionary of London

  • Knightrider Lane —    Houses at the corner of Bredestrete upon Knyghtrider lane in the parish of St. Mildred, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 617).    Now Queen Victoria Street, and formerly Old Fish Street and Knightrider Street (q.v.) …   Dictionary of London

  • Old Fish Street —    West from Queen Victoria Street to Knightrider Street, in Bread Street and Queenhithe Wards (O.S.1880).    Formerly extended east to Great Trinity Lane.    Earliest mention: Vico piscano mentioned in list of property in London belonging to St …   Dictionary of London

  • St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street — Infobox church name = St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street fullname = color = imagesize = caption = Current photo of site landscape = denomination = Roman Catholic, Anglican diocese = parish = division = subdivision = founded date = founder =… …   Wikipedia

  • Godliman Street —    South out of St. Paul s Churchyard, at No. 14, to Queen Victoria Street (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.    First mention: Godlyman Street (P.C. 1732).    Other form : Godalmin Street (Rocque, 1746).    Former name : Paul s Chaine (O …   Dictionary of London

  • (St.) Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street —    On the north side of Little Knightrider Street, at the south west corner of Old Change, in Castle Baynard Ward (O.S. 1880).    The parish extends into Bread Street and Queenhithe Wards.    Earliest mention found in records : St. Mary Magdalen …   Dictionary of London

  • Great Trinity Lane —    East out of Queen Victoria Street, at No. 71, to Garlick Hill (P.O. Directory). In Vintry, Cordwainer, Bread Street and Queenhithe Wards.    First mention: Strype, ed. 1720, and Lockie, 1810.    Former names : Holy Trinity Street, 1349 (Ct.… …   Dictionary of London

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”