(Seint) Eleyne Lane


(Seint) Eleyne Lane
   It appears from records temp. H. III. that there was a lane described as "a common thoroughfare" from Bishopsgate Street to St. Mary Axe, but in 33 H. III. the Priory of St. Helens obtained licence to shut up this lane lying across their ground, extending from the Gate of the Priory to the Church of St. Mary at Ax and called "Seint Eleyne Lane" (Pat. 33 H. III. m. 7).
   There had been a passage for carts and horsemen through this lane (Rot. Hund. I., pp. 409, 410, 420, 425, 426, 431).
   It is worthy of note that the obstruction has continued to the present time, as there is still no thoroughfare for carriages.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.


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