Bride Lane
   South out of Fleet Street at No. 97 and east to New Bridge Street, on the east side of St Bride's Church (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.
   First mention: "Bridelane," 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 557).
   Other forms : "Briddeslane," 1374 (Cal. Close Rolls. Ed. III. 1374-7, p. 47). "Seint brideslane," 1379 (ib. II. 209). "Saint Brides lane," 30 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 112).
   Named after St. Bride's Church, unto which there is a passage up stone steps (Strype, L. 1720, I. iii. 279).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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