Fleur de lis Court, Houndsditch - Flying Horse Yard

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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Henry A Harben

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1918

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'Fleur de lis Court, Houndsditch - Flying Horse Yard', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63128 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Fleur de lis Court, Houndsditch

East out of Houndsditch at 110 (P.O. Directory). In Portsoken Ward.

Former names : "Flower de luce Court" (O. and M. 1677). " Flower de lis Court (Strype, 1720). "Snuff Yard" (Rocque, 1746). "Flower de luce alley" (Boyle, 1799).

Probably derived its name from the sign.

Flourdelys (le)

A tenement called "le Cardenaleshat" and "le Flourdelys" near tenements in parishes of St. Vedast and St. Matthew in Fridaystrete, 35 Ed. III. (Cal. L. Bk. I. p. 154).

No later mention.

Flower de Lis Court

South out of Bristol Street. In Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Lond. Guide, 1758).

"Flower de luce Alley" (O. and M. 1677). "Flower de luce Court" (Strype).

Named from a tenement and wharf called the Flower de Lewse in St. Andrew's parish, part of the possessions of the Friars Preachers, 32 H. VIII. 1540 (L. and P. H. VIII. xv. 559).

The site is now occupied by Queen Victoria Street.

Flower de Lis Court

West out of Crutched Friars (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

Seems to occupy the site of a messuage and tenement called "Flower de Luce" given to Parish of St. James', Duke's Place, 1632 (ib. 1720, I. ii. 61).

Burnt down in the Great Fire, 1666 (ib.).

Flower de Luce

A messuage and brewhouse so called in Golding Layne in parish of St. Giles without Creplegate, 33 Eliz. 1591 (Lond. I. p.m. III. 158).

No further mention.

Flower de Luce (The), Flower de Luce Alley, Court

See Fleur de Lis Court, Fetter Lane.

Flower de Luce Alley

South out of Thames Street (Leake, 1666) on the east side of Fishmongers' Hall.

The site was afterwards occupied by Fishmongers' Hall and now by the western side of Adelaide Place (q.v.).

So named after the tavern of that sign which adjoined it westwards.

Flower de Luce Alley, Court

West out of Grub Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

In Strype, "Flower de lis Court."

The site is now occupied by the Metropolitan Railway lines.

Flower de Luce Court

East out of Foster Lane, in Aldersgate Ward (O. and M. 1677), north of Carey Street.

The site is now occupied by Goldsmith's Hall.

Flower de Luce Court

North out of Ludgate Hill, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

"Flower de Liz Court" (Strype, 1720 and 1755).

See Boy Court.

Flower de Luce Court, Alley

Out of St. Michael's Lane (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).

Not named in the maps.

Flower de Luce, Crutched Friars

See Flower de Lis Court.

Floyds Court

In Black Swan Alley, London Wall (Lockie, 1816).

Not named in the maps.

Flushing Court

In St. Catherine's Street, west of Hermitage Bridge (Lockie, 1810).

Site now occupied by the Docks, etc.

Flying Horse Court

North out of Maiden Lane, west of Wood Street, between Wood Street and Haberdashers' Hall (Strype, ed. 1720-Elmes, 1831). In Cripplegate Ward. Within.

Former name : "Wooley's Court" (O. and M. 1677).

"Beaumondis Inne" (q.v.) seems to have occupied this site in the 16th century.

The site is now occupied by warehouses.

Flying Horse Court

East out of Wood Street, in Cripplegate Ward Within (Strype, ed. 1720 and 1755).

Site has been rebuilt.

Flying Horse Court

East out of Grub Street, in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

The site is now occupied by the Metropolitan Railway lines.

Flying Horse Court, Yard

North out of Fleet Street to Serjeants Inn, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).

Marshalsea's Office kept there in 18th century (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 276).

Site now covered by shops and business houses.

The Flying Horse was a common sign in former times. It may have been adopted sometimes as being the name of a popular amusement. The equestrian took his seat on a swing in the form of a wooden horse, and while swinging had to take with a sword the ring off a quintain.

Flying Horse Inn, Yard, Houndsditch

East out of Bishopsgate Street and north to Houndsditch, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Elmes, 1831).

Lockie describes it as having an entrance out of Camomile Street at No. 25.

Site rebuilt and now occupied by offices and business houses.

Flying Horse Yard

East out of Old Broad Street, in Broad Street Ward (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

Former name : "White Horse Yard" (O. and M. 1677-Hatton, 1708).

The site has been rebuilt in the 19th century and is now occupied by offices and chambers, etc.

Flying Horse Yard

East out of Bartholomew Close, south of the entrance to St.. Bartholomew's Church, in Farringdon Ward Without (Rocque, 1746-Boyle, 1799).

Occupied part of the site of the Cloisters of St. Bartholomew's Priory.

Now rebuilt as offices and business houses.