Little Conduit by the Stocks Market
   Erected about 1500 (S. 18). In Walbrook Ward. Removed after the Fire 1666 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. i. 28).
   Strype describes it as a little postern of stone set up with a cesterne of lead inside it, 1 H. VIII. opposite the south-east corner of the Stocks Market (ib. II. 195).
   Called the "pissing Conduit" (S. 184) from its running a small stream of water (Halliwell, s.v.).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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