Aldgate High Street

Aldgate High Street
   From Duke Street at 19 and 20 Aldgate to Middlesex Street at 146 Whitechapel High Street. In Portsoken Ward.
   Formerly called also: " Whitechapel Street " (O. and M. 1677-Rocque, 1746). Aldgate Street without Aldgate" (L. Guide, 1758). "Aldgate High Street without Aldgate" (Lond. Rev. 1728). But the form "Aldgate High Street" seems to have been the one in general use from the beginning of the 18th century.
   It must not be forgotten that Aldgate High Street forms part of one continuous thoroughfare extending from the junction of Leadenhall Street and Fenchurch Street to Mile End, and beyond the boundary of the County of London and indeed of Middlesex.
   The part included within the City boundary is now known as: "Aldgate," from the east end of Leadenhall Street to Duke Street (in Aldgate Ward) and "Aldgate High Street," from Duke Street to Middlesex Street (in Portsoken Ward).
   But in early days the name " Aldgate " or " Alegatestrete " (as it was more often called) had a much wider application, and was variously used to denote the high street extending from Lime Street to Whitechapel and Stepney beyond the City boundary, as well as apparently some part of Fenchurch Street or Jewry Street and Crutched Friars.
   Thus mention is made in old documents of: Tenements and rents in " Alegatestrete" in parish of St. Katherine Colman in 1334-5 (Cal. of Wills, Ct. Hust. I.401). Tenements in " Algatestrete" in par. of Allhallows Stanyngechurche 1367 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, Ed. III. 1364-8, p.338). "Little Jewry in Algatestrete," 14 Rich. II. 1391 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, Rich. II. 1388-92, p. 417). Surrender at Court of Stebenhuthe (Stepney) manor of reversion of three shops, etc., in parish of St. Mary in " Algatestret," 9 H. V. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2630). (This must be St. Mary Matfellon or St. Mary Whitechapel.) "Whitechapel in Algatestrete," 36 Ed. III. (Cal. Feet of Fines, Lond. and Midd. I. p.139).
   Stow, in his Survey of London (ed. 1603, p.140), describes the street of Aldgate as extending from Aldgate Pump to Lime Street.
   It should be noted that in all the early forms, the name is written without the" d.
   " Alegatestrete " 10 Ed. I. (Anc. Deeds, A. 1950). " Allgaitestrate," 13 Ed. I. (Chancery, I. p.m. (65)). "Allegatestrate," 1309 (Cal. Wills. Ct. H. I. 207). "Algatestret," 1349 (Cal. Wills. Ct. Hust. I. 596). Named after the Gate of Alegate.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Black Horse Yard, Aldgate High Street —    North out of Aldgate High Street, between Nos. 34 and 35, turning north east into Middlesex Street (P.O. Directory). In Portsoken Ward.    Former names : White Horse Alley (O. and M. 1677 Hatton, 1708). Red Cross Court (1720, Strype, I. ii.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Church Row, Aldgate High Street —    North out of Aldgate High Street, on the north and east sides of St. Botolph s Church and churchyard, to Houndsditch (P.O. Directory). In Portsoken Ward.    Former names : Church Lane. Crown Inn.    In O. and M. 1677, and Rocque, 1746, Church… …   Dictionary of London

  • Harrow Alley, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street at No. 60. In Portsoken Ward (P.O. Directory).    Earliest mention: O. and M. 1677.    At that time and for some years later it contained two large courts and a long alley leading into Goodman s Fields.    In… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bell Alley, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street, leading into Chequer Yard (O. and M. 1677 P.C. 1732). In Portsoken Ward.    Removed for the erection of the Goods Depot, of the London and North Western Railway Company …   Dictionary of London

  • Butcher Row, Aldgate High Street —    On the south side of Aldgate High Street, east from the Minories …   Dictionary of London

  • Chequer Yard, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street, the first turning east from the Minories (O.S. 25 in., 1880 ed.). In Portsoken Ward.    Earliest mention: Ogilby and Morgan, 1677.     Chequer Square in Elmes, 1831.    Site covered by the London and North… …   Dictionary of London

  • Crown Place, Aldgate High Street —    North out of Aldgate High Street, at No. 21. In Portsoken Ward (P.O. Directory).    Earliest mention: A rain pipe there had the date 1688.    It seems to have existed in 1677, being shown in O. and M. but not named.    There was a tavern at… …   Dictionary of London

  • Half Moon Court, Aldgate High Street —    South out of Aldgate High Street, near the eastern boundary of the ward. In Portsoken Ward (O. and M. 1677).    Site now occupied by the Railway Goods offices, etc …   Dictionary of London

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