Great Winchester Street

Great Winchester Street
   West out of Old Broad Street at No. 53 and north to No. 73 London Wall. In Broad Street Ward (P.O. Directory).
   First mention: O.S. 1848-51.
   Former name : "Winchester Street" (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).
   So named from the Marquis of Winchester, who as Wm. Poulet, Lord St. John, received the grant of a large part of the house and precincts of the Augustine Friars from Henry VIII. in 1539 and pulling down the Priory buildings erected a large house on the site (L. and P. H. VIII. XIV. Pt.1 p. 588), which was called Powlet House and afterwards Winchester House. The gardens of the house were built on and made into a fair street called Winchester Street (Strype, ed. 1720, I. 111).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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