Miles's Lane
   South from Arthur Street to No. 130 Upper Thames Street (P.O Directory). Descends out of Arthur Street by steps. In Candlewick Ward and Bridge Ward Within.
   Earliest mention: London Guide, 1758.
   Former names : "Lane of S. Michael de Candelwicstrate," 1277 (Ct. H.W. I. 28). "Seint Micheleslane," 31 Ed. I. (1303) (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 192). "St. Michael's Lane," 1309 (ib. 205). "Lane of St. Michael de Crokedlane," 1314 (Ct. H.W. I. 246). "St. Mighells Lane," 1567 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 101).
   Until 1831 the street was longer in extent than at present, reaching from Great Eastcheap to Thames Street, the northern portion having been demolished in 1831 for the formation of the approaches to the new London Bridge, this northern portion, when rebuilt, being named Crooked Lane. In Horwood's map of London, 1799, this northern portion is also named "Crooked Lane," but in all the earlier maps, and in Stow's time and previously, "St. Michael's Lane" extended north to Great Eastcheap, Crooked Lane being always shown and described as a turning east out of St. Michael's Lane.
   This street was named after St. Michael's Church, its present designation being merely a shortened and corrupted form of its original name "St. Michael's Lane."

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lane — Lane, SD U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 59 Housing Units (2000): 34 Land area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Miles Platting railway station — Miles Platting Miles Platting railway station in 1989 Location Place …   Wikipedia

  • Miles Peter Andrews — (1742 – 18 July 1814) was an 18th century English playwright, gunpowder manufacturer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1796 to 1814. Contents 1 Biography 2 Works 3 Notes 4 References …   Wikipedia

  • Miles College — Miles Memerial College Official Miles College seal Latin: Sepientia et Pax et Amor Omnibus Motto Knowlegde and Peace and Love for al …   Wikipedia

  • Lane, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 256 Housing Units (2000): 105 Land area (2000): 0.217363 sq. miles (0.562967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.217363 sq. miles (0.562967 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lane, SC — U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 585 Housing Units (2000): 256 Land area (2000): 3.969628 sq. miles (10.281288 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.969628 sq. miles (10.281288 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lane, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 59 Housing Units (2000): 34 Land area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.467280 sq. miles (1.210249 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • lane — W3S3 [leın] n [: Old English; Origin: lanu] 1.) a narrow road in the countryside →↑path ▪ a quiet country lane 2.) a road in a city, often used in road names ▪ the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane ▪ a network of alleys and back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Miles Away (Madonna song) — Miles Away Single by Madonna from the album Hard Candy Released …   Wikipedia

  • Lane Stadium — Généralités Adresse Stadium Spring Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060 Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

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