Custom House Stairs, East and West


Custom House Stairs, East and West
   East and west of the Custom House, on the river (O.S. 1894-6). The Stairs East are in Tower Ward. The Stairs West in Billingsgate Ward.
   First mention: O.S. 1848-51.
   Former names : "Custom House Stairs" (Rocque, 1746-Horwood, 1799), corresponding to Custom House Stairs East.
   There are no stairs mentioned on the west side, but Smart's key came down to the river there.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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