Abchurch Lane
   South out of Lombard Street at No. 15 to 133 Cannon Street (P.O. Directory). In Langbourne, Candlewick and Walbrook Wards.
   Earliest recorded form of name: "Abbechurche lane," 20 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1887).
   Other forms: "Abcherchelane," 1313 (Ct. H. W. I. 239). "Lane of St Mary de Abbechirche," 1346-7 (ib. I. 492). "Abchurch lane," 1557 (ib. II. 666).
   The street was cut into two portions by the formation of King William Street, 1831, and a considerable number of houses in the centre of the street were demolished for this purpose.
   Named after St. Mary Abchurch, situated on the western side of the lane.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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