- Tokenhouse Yard
- 1) South out of Leadenhall Street, east of Leadenhall, and communicating with it. In Lime Street Ward (Strype, ed. 1720-Boyle, 1799).Site now occupied by Leadenhall Market.2) North out of Lothbury, at No. 45, to Telegraph Street (P.O. Directory). In Broad Street and Coleman Street Wards.First mention: Hatton, 1708.Former names: "New Buildings" (Leake, 1666). "Tokenhouse Yard," 1666-72 (Tradesman's Tokens, Burn, 192). "Tokenhouse Garden" (O. and M. 1677).Only a few houses built on the north and east sides of the street in Leake.Named from an old house which stood there, which anciently was the office for delivering out of Farthings (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 132).The Mint house for the coinage of farthing tokens, 1635.A passage made from the yard to London Wall, 1760 (Gent. Mag. Lib. XV. 227).Numerous Roman remains found here, but the records are scanty. The bed of the Walbrook was reached at a depth of 20 ft., and a few coins of the Early Empire, etc. discovered
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.