- 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. Henry A Harben. 1918.