Cock Alley


Cock Alley
   1) On the north side of Ludgate Street, a passage to Amen Corner and other places (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   2) North out of Redcross Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Hatton, 1708).
   Not named in the maps.
   3) South out of Wormwood Street, in Broad Street Ward (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720).
   "Cock Yard" in Strype.
   First mention: Messuage called the Cock near London Wall in parish of All Hallows in the Wall 1561 and 1594 (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 178-9).
   The site seems to have been rebuilt in the 18th century; in Strype's maps it appears to have been built over.
   See Cokkes Renttes. Qy. the same.
   4) East out of Moor Lane, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).
   The site is now covered by Moorgate Street Station and the Metropolitan Railway lines.
   Named after a house called the Sign of the Cock in Moor Lane, given for the Poor of the Parish.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • White Cock Alley —    South out of Thames Street to the Thames, west of and leading to Dyers Hall (O. and M. 1677).    Purchased by the Dyers Company in 1586 as the messuage, then a dye house, called the White Cock, now Angel Passage (q.v.) (L. and M. Arch. Soc. V …   Dictionary of London

  • Cock Court —    1) South out of Ludgate Hill at No. 19, in Farringdon Ward Without (Hatton, 1708 Elmes, 1831).    A passage, 40 ft. wide, was made out of the Court into Blackfriars 1760.    Called Cock Alley, 1760 (Gent. Mag.).    Now St. Martin s Court… …   Dictionary of London


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