- Somar's Key
- On the south side of Thames Street, fronting the river, next to Billingsgate west (S. 44).Belonged to the Mayor John Reynard in 1622. Left to the City to relieve the inhabitants of some of the toll of London Bridge (H. MSS. Corn. 4th Rep. p.312).Made a general place for the lading and discharging goods 1559 by Act of Parliament (Strype, 1720, I. ii. 49)."Sommer's Key " (S. 208).The site was occupied later by "Dark House Lane" and "Great Somers Key" (q.v.) and now by Billingsgate Market.Named of one Sommer dwelling there (S. 208).
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.