Romeland, Queenhithe
   A large open space at the head of Queenhithe Dock, in the soke of Queenhithe.
   Collectors appointed to collect tolls for cost of cleansing and repairing the " Roume-land," 41 Ed. III. (Cal. L. Bk. G. p.221).
   "Romelond " at Queenhithe, 1374 (Ct. H.W. II. 161).
   "Roomland in Thames Street, near Townsend Lane, in Queenhithe Ward " (P.C. 1732).
   "Roomland Lane" (L. Guide, 1758-Boyle, 1799).
   It is stated in a decree of Chancery 37 H. VIII., relating to the Homeland at Billingsgate, that a public market had been held on both these open spaces time out of mind.
   See Romelands.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Romelands —    There seem to have been several of these open spaces in different parts. of the City in early days, as, for instance, in Tower Ward, in Billingsgate Ward, in Dowgate Ward, in Queenhithe Ward.    Wheatley says that in front of the larger… …   Dictionary of London

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