Queen Street
   South out of Cheapside at No.69, across Cannon Street to Upper Thames Street (P.O. Directory). In Vintry, Cordwainer and Cheap Wards.
   Made after the Fire of 1666, according to Act of Parliament, as a direct route to the river from the Guildhall.
   Called: " New Queen Street" (O. and M. 1677). " Queen Street" (Horwood, 1799)
   The northern portion occupies the site of Soper Lane (q.v.), only wider; the southern portion in Vintry Ward occupies the site of " Brodelane" (q.v.) and the Three Cranes in the Vintry. The street was widened in 1846-7.
   In the days when the Lord Mayor and Aldermen went by water to Westminster Hall in order that the Lord Mayor might be sworn in before the Barons of the Exchequer, they took water at the Stairs at the end of this street (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 13).
   Named in honour of the Queen of Charles II.
   Roman wall found a short distance from Watling Street and the bronze figure of an archer at a depth of 12-13 ft. Coins also found at a depth of 12-15 ft. (R. Smith, 71, 127), pavements and pottery.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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