Bennet's Hill

   North out of Upper Thames Street at No. 225 to Queen Victoria Street (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.
   First mention: Horwood, 1799.
   Former names : "St. Benet's Hill " (Leake, 1666-O.S. 1880). "St. Benet's Hill" or "Paul's Wharf Hill" and "St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 229 and maps). "St. Benet's Lane," 1341 (Cal. Close R. Ed. III. 1341-3, p. 277).
   Until 1890 it extended further north to Knightrider Street, and in Strype's time as far as St. Paul's Churchyard.
   The northern portion to St. Paul's Churchyard is now called Godliman Street (q.v.).
   Named after the church of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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