Sabb's Dock
   Opposite to No.75 Lower Thames Street, on the west side of Bear Quay near the Custom House (Leake, 1666-Lockie, 1810).
   Also called : " Bear Key Stairs " (Rocque, 1746).
   It seems to have been made in i516, for in that year licence was given to JoIm Sabbe to make a bridge 24 ft. long and 6 ft. broad into the Thames at the south end of his wharf called "Sabbis key" in Thamisstrete with a stair at the end 16 ft. (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. II. 1515-18, p.642).
   Site now occupied by the Custom House and Quays adjoining.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sabb's Key —    West out of Little Bear Key (O. and M. 1677 Strype, 1755).    Earliest mention: Sabbis key, 1516 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. II. 1515 18, p.642).    Made one of the Legal Quays by Act of Parliament, 1559 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 49).    See… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bear Key Stairs —    On the river, opposite Harp Lane and Young s Key, west of Bear Key (Rocque, 1746).    Site occupied by the new Custom House, built 1814 17.    See Sabb s Dock …   Dictionary of London

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”