Byward Street

   North-east from Great Tower Street, at No. 46 Mark Lane, to No. 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill (P.O. Directory). In Tower Ward.
   Formed 1889-1906. Constructed under the Met. and Dist. Railways (City Lines and Extensions) Act, 1882.
   Former name : "Great Tower Street." This name abolished 1906-10 (L.C.C. Streets, 1912).
   The improvement was to be carried out by the Railway Companies, the Met. Board of Works contributing £500,000 to the cost. Width to be 60 ft. (Lond. Street Improvements, 1855-97, p. 124).
   Occupies the site of Black Swan Court (q.v.), etc.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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