- Red Lion Court
- 1) On the west of Pye Comer (Hatton, 1708).Not named in the maps.2) East out of Shoe Lane at No.42, in Farringdon Ward Without Lockie, 1816-Elmes, 1831).Not named in the maps.3) In Addle Hill (Dodsley, 1761).Not named in the maps.Qy. Red Lion Court, St. Paul's Churchyard.4) In Bennet's Hill (Strype, ed. I 755-Boyle, 1799).Not named in the maps.5) North out of Silver Street at No.7. In Cripplegate Ward Within (Elmes, 1831).First mention: O. and M. 1677.It is shown but not named in O.S.1875 and 1880.In Collingridge's map called "Dudley Court."In L.C.C. List of Streets, 1912, it is called Dudley Court, but it is said to be known also as Red Lion Court.6) South out of Watling Street, at No. 19, to Cannon Street (P.O. Directory). In Bread Street and Cordwainer Wards.Before the extension of Cannon Street it extended to Basing Lane.First mention: S. 252.Stow describes it as a large Court, containing fair and large shops, furnished with broade cloathes, draperies, etc.So called of a great Lion of Timber placed there at a gate (ib.). Red Lion, Watling Street, mentioned in 1640 (L. and P. Chas. I. XVII. 304).7) South out of London Wall at No.38, opposite Bethlehem Hospital Coleman Street Ward (Strype, ed. 1720-Elmes, 1831).8) South out of Cock Lane to St. Sepulchre's Church Yard, in Farring don Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Horwood, 1799).Now Red Lion Buildings (q.v.).9) North out of Fleet Street, at No. 170, to Great New Street (P.O. Directory), east of Fetter Lane. In Farringdon Ward Without.First mention: O. and M. 1677.Named after the Red Lion Tavern here, mentioned 1592, and again in July, 1666, a few weeks before the Fire (Noble, 113).
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.