Anchor Alley

   South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 68 to Three Cranes, on the west side of Vintners' Hall (P.O. Directory). In Vintry Ward.
   First mention: London Guide, 1758.
   Former names : " Anchor Street," (Rocque, 1746). " Anchor Lane " (S. 243-Strype,1755). " Palmeres Lane," 1439 and 1448 (Ct. H.W. II. 487 and 516; and S. 243). Plumbers Hall in the lane (S. 243).
   The lane seems to have been called " Cressyngham lane " (q.v.) in 1437.
   Named after the sign (Dodsley, 1761).
   The earlier designations " Palmeres Lane " and " Cressyngham Lane " must have denoted the names of respective owners.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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