Middle Row
   1) In Newgate Street, extending from Blow bladder street to Newgate Market (Leake, 1666). In Farringdon Ward Within.
   First mention: "Middell Aly," 12 H. VIII. 1520 (L. and P. H. VIII. III. (1), p. 397).
   Other forms : "Modell Ally," 1543 (L. and P. H. VIII. XVIII. (1), p. 449).
   A row of shops for butchers, etc.
   Not rebuilt after the Fire.
   2) At the southern end of Giltspur Street, between the street and St. Sepulchre's Church, in Farringdon Ward Without.
   Shown in O. and M. 1677, and Rocque, 1746.
   The passage between the houses and the church in Rocque is called "Sepulchres Alley."
   See St. Sepulchre's Alley.
   Removed 1760 for the widening of the roadway (Gent. Mag. Lib. XV. 228).
   So named from its situation in the middle of the roadway.
   3) See Little Old Bailey.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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