Almshouses, Mincing Lane
- In two alleys in Mincing Lane, given by Wm. Sevenoke to St. Dunstan's parish in the East (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 47).The alleys were called Harp Alley and Lilley Alley in 1656, and consisted of 22 small tenements, while two other tenements in Mincing Lane made up the 24 tenements forming the almshouses. When the annuity was originally given by Wm. Sevenoak in 1426, the property consisted of three tenements in Mincing Lane, and these were subsequently acquired by the parish for the almshouses. After the removal of the two alleys, the almshouses were not rebuilt, but money payments were granted to the poor in place of the habitations pulled down (End. Ch. Rep. 1902).
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.
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Harp Alley — 1) West out of Farringdon Street, at No. 82, to Bride Street (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without. First mention: Harpe Alley, 1653 4 (Ct. H.W. II. 769). It extended formerly to Shoe Lane, and is so represented in O.S. 1848 51.… … Dictionary of London