Gropecontelane


Gropecontelane
   In the parish of St. Pancras, near Bordhawe Lane. In Cheap Ward.
   Earliest mention: "Gropecontelane," "Groppecountelane," 1279, (Ct. H.W. I. 42, H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 48).
   Also mentioned : Tenements and shops in "Gropecountelane" in parishes of St. Pancras and St. Mary Colchirche, 1349 (Ct. H.W. I. 581).
   The name seems to have been a not uncommon one in early times.
   It occurs in deeds relating to the borough of Wells in 1343 (Ct. H.W. I. 467) and is said to exist there still as "Grape Lane." There was also "Grapecuntlane" or "Grapcountlane" in York. (Close Rolls, 3 Ed. III. and 46 Ed. III.).
   Not further identified.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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