1720 - Strype, John - Survey of London and Westminster (07)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1720
Author Strype, John
Title A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster
Mentions Robin Hood Court, Upper Thames Street
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Site of Robin Hood Court, Upper Thames Street.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-27. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-17.


This Street [sc. Thames Street] enjoyeth a good Trade, and hath a great Resort, occasioned by the several Wharfs on the Water side: and therefore much pestered with Carts. Black Boy Alley, long and narrow, having a great Diers at the lower end. Boss Alley, also long and narrow, with a Diers by the Thames side. Betwixt this Place and Black Boy Alley, is a large passage to Wood Wharf. Robin Hood Court, but very ordinary. Trig Stairs, so called from the Stairs on the Water side, which is indifferently well supplied by Watermen. The Lane is pretty open, reasonably well built and inhabited. Castle Lane, pretty broad for Carts, having a Wood Wharf at the lower end; the Buildings are but ordinary, as are the Inhabitants. George Yard, being good and large, and taken up by Timber Merchants and Wood Wharfs at the lower end. Broken Wharf. By this is a Water House to convey the Thames Water in Pipes. Which of late Years hath been much improved, as to the Revenue, to what it was at first, by the Industry of those concerned therein; but not managed without a great Charge, in keeping so many Servants, and Horses for the forcing the Water up into the Cistern at the top of the Building, which is very lofty.[1]

Source notes

IRHB's brackets. Marginal notes: "Thames street. | Black Boy Alley. | Boss Alley. | Robin Hood Court. | Trig Stairs and Lane. | Castle Lane. | George Yard. | Broken Wharf". IRHB's "|" indicate line shift.