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1720 - Strype, John - Survey of London and Westminster (04)

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Date 1720
Author Strype, John
Title A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster
Mentions Robinhood Alley, east out of Milk Street, north of Cheapside
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The corner of Milk Street and Robinhood Alley was very close to the point indicated on the map.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Allusion

The Courts and Alleys in this Street [sc. Milk Street], are, Castle Tavern Court, so called from the Castle Tavern therein seated. It hath a narrow passage into Woodstreet. Feathers Court, pretty long and open, with a Free stone Pavement. Robin Hood Alley, hath a passage into Honey lane Market. Crown Court, but small. Mumfords Court, a good large Place, well built, with a Free stone Pavement. About the middle, is a passage into Castle Court, or Alley; which is likewise long, falling into St. Laurence lane, and well inhabited. Clement Court, a very handsome open Place, with good Houses; and hath a Passage up Steps into Fryers Court, which leads into Woodstreet.[1]

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Marginal notes: "Castle Tavern Court. | Feathers Court. | Robin hood Alley. | Crown Court | Castle Court, or Alley. | Fryers Court." IRHB's "|" indicate line shift.

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