Brickhill Lane
   South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 77 to Greenwich Street (P.O. Directory). In Vintry Ward.
   Earliest mention: O. and M. 1677.
   Former names : "Brickhill Alley" (Leake, 1666). "Brikels lane" (S. 241). "Herber or Herbierlane," 32 Ed. III. (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 15). "Erber lane," 1439 (Ct. H.W. II. 487) and 1448 (ib. 516). "Harbour lane," 1440 (End. Ch. Rep. 1903, All Hallows the Great, p. 5).
   But whether this was permanent, or merely coincident with the sherriff's term of office, it is not easy to determine.
   Stow places the Bread Street Compter on the west side of the street, and if he is correct in this, it cannot at that date have been identical with the "Brokenselde," as no part of the west side of Bread Street lies in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene.
   The name is curious, and may be compared with Brokenwharf. It suggests that the seld was at one time in a ruinous and dilapidated condition, perhaps from the same cause as led to the neglected state of the wharf (q.v.). The form of the word makes it unlikely that the name commemorated a former owner, in which case we should have expected to find the form "Brokes."
   See under Selds.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Harbour Lane —    South out of Upper Thames Street to the Thames, west of Grantham s lane in the parish of St. Martin Vintry, in Vintry Ward (S. 241).    First mention: Herbierlane, 32 Ed. III. (MSS. D. and C. St. Paul s, Press A. Box 15).    Other names :… …   Dictionary of London

  • Brick Court —    West out of Middle Temple Lane, within the Temple precincts (P.O. Directory).    First mention: 1674 (L. and P. Chas. II. 1673 5, p.331).    So called as being one of the earliest brick buildings erected in the Temple, 11 Eliz.    Stow calls… …   Dictionary of London

  • Greenwich Alley —    In Brickhill Lane, Thames Street (Dodsley, 1761).    Not named in the maps …   Dictionary of London

  • Timber Wharf —    1) See Dorset Wharf.    2) South out of Thames Street to the Thames, west of Timber Yard (Rocque, 1746).    Site seems now occupied by Anchor Wharf (q.v.).    3) Between Coal Wharf east and Brickhill Lane west. In Vintry Ward (Rocque, 1746).… …   Dictionary of London

  • Milton Keynes grid road system — A typical single carriageway grid road, H4 Dansteed Way, looking east from Two Mile Ash. Note the tree lining, the redway cyclepath and the staggered junction for local roads. The Milton Keynes grid road system is a network of national speed… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil parishes in Bedfordshire — A map of Bedfordshire, showing the districts: (1) Bedford; (2) Central Bedfordshire; and (3) Luton A civil parish is a subnational entity, forming the lowest unit of local government in England. There are 125 civil parishes in the ceremonial… …   Wikipedia

  • Expansion plans for Milton Keynes — In January 2004, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott announced[1] the United Kingdom government s Expansion plans for Milton Keynes He proposed that the population of Milton Keynes (ceremonially Buckinghamshire) should double in the subsequent 20 …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 1990 — NOTOC This is a complete list of all 1646 Statutory Instruments published in the United Kingdom in the year 1990.1 100* Caseins and Caseinates (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1990 S.I. 1990/1 * Personal Community Charge (Relief) (England)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of places in Buckinghamshire — The boundaries of Buckinghamshire have changed considerably over a number of years. Some of these are now part of neighbouring counties and unitary authorities, but once formed part of the historic county of Buckinghamshire. Places that are no… …   Wikipedia

  • List of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire — This is a list of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes), England.Aylesbury ValeParish meeting held in lieu of parish council 2 [ [http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/council democracy/parish councils meetings/contact details… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”