e.-A well so called at the upper head of the lane between the Preaching Friars and the Court of Richard Lunghespeye, 46 H. III. (Ch. I. p.m. No. 42).
   This lane seems to be Shoe Lane, and the well mentioned may have given its name to the Lane. It seems to have been much in request by the citizens, as the Patent Roll of this year expressly provided that access to the well should not be obstructed, 1262 (Cal. P.R. H. III. 1258-61, p.225).
   The first house of the Preaching Friars or Blackfriars was in Holborn, in this neighbourhood (See Blackfriars).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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