Flemings' Church Yard

Flemings' Church Yard
   A street east out of Little Tower Hill to St. Katherine's Lane (Burn, 1649-72, p. 87, to Lockie, 1810).
   Called : "Flemish Churchyard" (1649-72. Rocque, 1746). "Flemish Courtyard" (Lond. Guide, 1758). "Flemings Churchyard" (Horwood, 1799). "Flemish Street" (Lockie, 1810).
   Strype says the Churchyard (from which the street derived its name) lay behind Hangman's Gains, and was appropriated for the burial of those of Hammes and Guisnes and other poor Flemings, who came over under Q. Elizabeth, and is still a Churchyard for the poor (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 8).
   Removed for the formation of St. Katherine Docks and the adjacent warehouses 1827.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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