Bordhawe Lane
   In the parish of St. Mary de Colechurch in Cheap Ward.
   First mention: "Bordhawelane," 1305 (Ct. H.W. I. 170).
   Other names and forms : Tenements in parishes of St. Mary de Colcherch and St. Pancras between a lane called "Bordhawe" and a lane called "Gropecuntelane," 1323 (ib. 302). "Bordehawelane," 1329-30 (ib. 355). "Bordhwelane," 1368-9 (ib. 122). House. in Bordhaw-lane held by the king's grant by "Burdeux Heraud" for life, 22 Rich. II. 1399 (Cal. P.R. 1396-9, p. 469). "Barthawelane," 1434 (Ct. H.W. II. 470). "Borthalane," alias "Bordhawlane," 1514 (L. and P. H. VIII. 1509-14, p. 923). "Brodhawlaine," 1552 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 67). "Borthelane alias Bordhawlane, and Bordhallane," 1557 (Lond. I. p.m. I. 159). "Bordhangly lane" (S. 1603, p. 266). Houses in Burdellane and in Westchepe in the parish of St. Mary de Colchirch, 1405-6 (Ct. H.W. II. 365). This probably refers to "Bordhawelane."
   There are also references to tenements, etc., in "Bordhawe" (q.v.), which may well be meant for "Bordhawelane."
   "Bordhawe," 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 407). "in Bordhaghe," 1275 (Ct. H.W. I. 25). "la Bordehawe," 1311 (ib. 223). "le Portehawe," 1309-10 (ib. 211).
   Riley suggests that the "bordhawe" was a board-yard or a timber-yard, but Sharpe thinks it is more likely connected with the word "bordel" = a brothel, in the same way as the Stewes in Southwark were known as the "Bordello."
   See Bordhawe.
   The site may be identical with that occupied by the present "Bird in Hand Court" (q.v.), which name may be a corrupt rendering in course of time of "Bordhawe" or "Bordhangly lane."

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Bordhawe —    Tenement in la Bordhawe in the parish of St. Mary de Coleschirch sold by Serlo de la Bordhawe to Master Robert de Barton, Dean of St. Paul s (1257) (Hist. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. 17).    Other references : Bordhawe, 1287 8 (Cal. L. Bk. A. p.169).… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bordhangly Lane —    See Bordhawe Lane …   Dictionary of London

  • Gropecontelane —    In the parish of St. Pancras, near Bordhawe Lane. In Cheap Ward.    Earliest mention: Gropecontelane, Groppecountelane, 1279, (Ct. H.W. I. 42, H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 48).    Also mentioned : Tenements and shops in Gropecountelane in parishes …   Dictionary of London

  • Barthawelane —    See Bordhawe Lane …   Dictionary of London

  • Bird in Hand Alley, Court —    South out of Cheapside at No.76 (P.O. Directory). West of Bucklersbury, in Cheap Ward.    First mention: O. and M. 1677. Bird in Hand Alley, and in Hatton, 1708.    Can this name be a corruption of the former Bordhawe lane (q.v.)? …   Dictionary of London

  • Burdellane —    See Bordhawe Lane …   Dictionary of London

  • Le Portehawe —    See Bordhawe Lane …   Dictionary of London

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