Blackfriars Stairs
   At the southern end of Water Lane, Blackfriars, in Farringdon Ward Within (Boyle, 1799).
   In 1294 a quay was in course of construction at the house of the Friars Preachers (Cal. Close R. Ed. I. 1288-96, p. 373) and in the description of the house and precinct as it stood at the death of Thomas Cawardine, 2 Eliz., mention is made of the lane which led to the "comon Staires of the Thames" as one of the boundaries (Lond. I. p.m. I. 193).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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