- Swan Alley
- 1) In Birchin Lane (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).Not named in the maps.2) On the west side of Bishopsgate Street, south of Gresham College, extending to Broad Street. In Broad Street and Bishopsgate Wards (O. and M. 1677).In Rocque's map, 1746, called Sun Yard (q.v.).Name derived from the sign.3) South out of Newgate Street, in Farrlngdon Ward Within, east of Newgate Market (Strype, ed. 1720 and 1755).Site rebuilt for business purposes.4) In Upper Thames Street, at the foot of Garlick Hill.Mentioned on a tradesman's token, 1666.No later reference.5) West out of Puddle Dock Hill to Curriers' Alley. In Farringdon Ward Within (Strype, ed. 1720-Boyle, 1799).The site is now occupied by Green Dragon Court, St. Andrew's Hill (q.v.).6) See Swan Street, Minories.7) On the north side of Cornhill. In Cornhill Ward (S. 193).Removed 1566 for the erection of the first Royal Exchange (ib.).John Travers sold 6 messuages in this Alley for the making of a " Monyment" called the Burse, 13 Eliz. (1571) (Lond. I. p.m. II. 148-9)."Swane Alley" mentioned in Churchwardens' accounts of St. Michael Cornhill, 1548 (Overall, p.71)9) West out of Wood Street, in Cripplegate Ward (O. and M. 1677).Site rebuilt for business purposes.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.