Lyon Key
   On the Thames between Dark House Lane east and Botolph Wharf west. In Billingsgate Ward (Elmes, 1831).
   Earliest mention: 1 Ed. V. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1841).
   Stow says it took its name of one Lion, owner thereof and since of the signe of a Lion (S. 208).
   The site is now occupied by Botolph Wharf and Nicholson's Wharf and the warehouses behind them in Thames Street.
   It was one of the Legal Quays for the discharging of goods appointed by Act of Parliament, 1559.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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