Puddle Dock
   South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 1 at the southern end of St. Andrew's Hill (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.
   First mention: Leake, 1666.
   Former name : " Puddle Wharf," temp. Eliz. (Proc. in Chanc. II. 242).
   Stow says it was so named of one Puddle, that kept a wharf on the west side and now of Puddle water by means of many horses watered there. A water-gate there (S. 41, 366).
   Called in records the West Water-gate (Hatton, 1708).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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