Watergate, Tower Ward
   A quay facing the Thames by the Custom House in Thames streete (S. 135) at the south end of Water lane (S. 44).
   Earliest mention: 4 Ed. I. 1276 (Cal. L. Bk. B. p.262). " Estwatergate," 17 Ed. III. (Lib. Cust. p. 453). "le Watergate," opposite Petit Wales, mentioned 1334 (Ct, H.W. I. 418).
   So called in contradistinction to the Watergate in Castle Baynard Ward (q.v.).
   In later times the lane leading to it, i.e. " Water Lane," is called Watergate (S. 137), and 1541 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. XVI. p.239).
   There seems to have been another Watergate further east by the bulwark of the Tower (S.44).
   Position shown in Haiward and Gascoigne's map of the Tower, 1597, and in O.S. 5 ft, 1875.
   Site now occupied by the Custom House Wharf, etc.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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