Milk Street
   North out of Cheapside, at No. 115, to Gresham Street (P.O. Directory). In Cripplegate Ward Within.
   Earliest mention: "Melecstrate," 12th cent. c. 1132-1150 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 18).
   Other forms : "Melchstrate," 1227 (Cal. Ch. Rolls, I. 68). "Melkestrate," 1231 (ib. 141). "Melcstrate," 54 H. III. (Ch. I. p.m. File 38 (20)). "Melkstrete," 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 407). "Milkstrate," 1278-9 (Ct. H.W. I. 38). "Milcstrate," 1279 (ib. 42). "Milkestretende," 14 Rich. II. 1390 (Cal. P.R. Rich. II. 1388-92, p. 329).
   There was a great Fire in Milkstrete and Bread Street 1264 (Fr. Chr. 48 H. III. p. 5).
   Milk Street Market for Meat, Fish and Poultry was held here (Hatton, 1708).
   So called of Milke sold there (S. 297). Compare Honey Lane, Bread Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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