Rood Lane
   South out of Fenchurch Street, at No.23, to 41 Eastcheap (P.O. Directory). In Billingsgate and Langbourn Wards.
   Earliest mention: S. 204.
   Former names: " St. Margaret Pattens Lane." " Lane of St. Margaret atte Patynes,"1293-4 (Ct. H.W. I. 111). " Street of S. Margaret Patinis," 1348-9 (ib. 528). " Lane called Margarete atte Patyns," 1454 (ib. II. 526). " St. Margaret Pattens," commonly called " Roode Lane" (S. 210).
   Lane called S. Margaret Pattens because of olde time Pattens were there usually made and sold, but of latter time this is called Roode Lane, of a Roode there placed in the Churchyard of Saint Margaret .... broken to pieces 1538 (S.211).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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