Foster Lane

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Foster Lane ran north-south between Cheapside in the south and Oat Lane in the north. It crossed Lily Pot Lane, St. Anne’s Lane, Maiden Lane, and Carey Lane. It sat between St. Martin’s Lane to the west and Gutter Lane to the east. Foster Lane is drawn on the Agas Map in the correct position, labelled as Forster Lane.
Stow describes how Foster Lane lies almost wholy in Aldersgate Ward, but the northernmost section serves as a boundary for Cripplegate Ward and Farringdon Within Ward (Stow). It was known to Stow as both Foster Lane and Faster Lane. Its name is a corruption of Vedast after the Church of St. Vedast, which is on its south-eastern end (Harben). Other landmarks included: St. Leonard’s Church and Goldsmiths Hall, and a proper house, but not large (Stow; Harben).
Foster Lane survives in modern London.

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MLA citation:

Takeda, Joey. “Foster Lane.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 25 May 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/FOST1.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Takeda, Joey. n.d. “Foster Lane.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 25, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/FOST1.htm.

APA citation:

Takeda J. (n.d.). Foster Lane. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved May 25, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/FOST1.htm

TEI citation:

<bibl> <author><persName><surname>Takeda</surname>, <forename>Joey</forename></persName></author> (<date>n.d.</date>). <title level="a">Foster Lane</title>. In <editor><persName><forename>J.</forename> <surname>Jenstad</surname></persName></editor> (Ed.), <title level="m">The Map of Early Modern London</title>. Retrieved <date when="2017-05-25">May 25, 2017</date>, from <ref target="http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/FOST1.htm">http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/FOST1.htm</ref> </bibl>