Bishopsgate, Street

Bishopsgate, Street
   North from Leadenhall Street and Cornhill to Norton Folgate (P.O. Directory). In Bishopsgate Wards Within and Without, with a few houses in Cornhill Ward (O.S.).
   First mention: March, 1910 (L.C.C. List of Streets, 1912).
   Former names : "Bishopsgate Street Within." "Bishopsgate Street Without" (Hatton, 1708, to March, 1910). "Bishopsgate Street" (Agas, (G)-Greenwood, 1827). "Bisshopesgatestrat" (Ct. H.W. I. 352), 1329.
   Stow seems to confine the name "Bishopsgate Street" to the part within the gate (S. 165).
   So called of the gate (S. ib.).
   In Strype's time (1720) the Fire of London not having destroyed this street, many of the old timber houses were still standing at that date (ed. 1720, I. ii. 107), but much of it was destroyed by fire in 1765.
   Many of these old houses were in existence in the middle of the 19th century, and the Rev. T. Hugo in his itinerary of the Ward of Bishopsgate drew attention to several of them, notably Nos. 81-85 Bishopsgate Street Without, erected 1590 (L. and M. Arch. Soc. Trans. p. 158), Sir Paul Pindar's house and the adjoining houses, Nos. 170 and 171, Nos. 174-176 and 36-39, Nos. 26, 18, and Nos. 7 and 8 (ib. p. 158, et seq.).
   At No. 66 Bishopsgate Street Within was a finely groined undercroft of the 14th century (ib. p. 168).
   The street has now been entirely rebuilt.
   A tesselated pavement was discovered 13 ft. below the street level in 1839 under No. 101, 53 ft. from the street, and 15 ft. from the Excise Yard (R. Smith, 54). A Roman pavement was found under the south-eastern area of the Excise Office, 6 ft. 10 in. deep in Broad Street, and another at a depth of 13 ft. 6 in. in Bishopsgate Street in a bed of coarse concrete 6 in. thick laid in the gravel (ib.).
   A Roman pavement was also found in 1908 at the rear of Nos. 31 and 33, 6 ft. below the level of the roadway here, and 9-10 feet below the level of Bishopsgate.
   Gaulish pottery was found near Sun Street in 1843 and cinerary urns in Artillery Lane and Widegate Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Black Bull Inn, Bishopsgate Street —    See Bull Inn …   Dictionary of London

  • Sweedland Alley, Bishopsgate Street —    See Sweedland Court …   Dictionary of London

  • Bishopsgate —    One of the seven double gates of the City referred to by Fitz Stephen, leading out of the City on the north.    Earliest mention found in records : Ad portam episcopi (Domesday Book, Middlesex).    Mentioned in a charter of King Stephen to the …   Dictionary of London

  • Bishopsgate Buildings —    West out of Bishopsgate Street, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (Elmes, 1831 O.S. 1888).    Former name : White Hind Court (O. and M. 1677 Lockie, 1810).    The site is now occupied by Liverpool Street Station and the railway lines …   Dictionary of London

  • Bishopsgate Institute —    On the east side of Bishopsgate Street, north of Artillery Lane. In Bishopsgate Ward Without.    Opened 1894. Built under the Bishopsgate Foundation Scheme out of charitable funds devised to the parish of St. Botolph (End. Ch. Rep. 1901, pp.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bishopsgate (low level) railway station — Bishopsgate (Low Level) station is a closed railway station that was located on Quaker Street, Shoreditch in London. The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on 4 November 1872 [… …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopsgate — infobox UK place official name= Ward of Bishopsgate city of london= true map type= Greater London country= England region= London london borough= City of London latitude= 51.514903 longitude= 0.082316 os grid reference= TQ330813 post town= LONDON …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopsgate railway station — Closed London stations|name=Bishopsgate owner=Eastern Counties Railway locale=Shoreditch platforms= start=1 July 1840 end=1874 (Passengers); 1964 (Freight) replace=Liverpool Street/ Bishopsgate (low level)Bishopsgate station is a closed railway… …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopsgate Institute — The Bishopsgate Institute is a cultural institute, located on Bishopsgate, two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields market, London, England. Bishopsgate Institute offers a range of activity: courses for adults, a regular… …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopsgate Tower — Infobox Skyscraper caption=Bishopsgate Tower building name= The Bishopsgate Tower status= Under Construction previous building= year built= surpassed by building= year highest= year end= location= 22 24 Bishopsgate, London, England roof=… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.