St. Christopher’s Alley

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There may have been two alleys known as St. Christopher’s Alley in early modern London. The alley with this name on the south side of Threadneedle Street was destroyed to make way for the Royal Exchange, which opened in 1571. The evidence for this southern leg of St. Christopher’s Alley comes from Stow (1598) and is not supported by any other known documentation.
We are more certain of the existence of a St. Christopher’s Alley on the north side of Threadneedle Street, running along the east side of St. Christopher le Stocks church. Neither alley is visible on the Agas map. It is unusual for an alleyway to bear the same name across two legs interrupted by another street.
This alley is not mentioned in Harben; Weinreb, Hibbert, Keay, and Keay; or Sugden.

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MLA citation:

“St. Christopher’s Alley.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 29 March 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CHRI4.htm>.

Chicago citation:

“St. Christopher’s Alley.” n.d. The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed March 29, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CHRI4.htm.

APA citation:

St. Christopher’s Alley. (n.d.). In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CHRI4.htm

TEI citation:

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