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Houndsditch was a street outside the city walls running slightly northwest from Aldgate Street (without Aldgate) to Bishopsgate Street. It was within the wards of Portsoken and Bishopsgate. The street was formed as people began to build houses on the bank of the city ditch. As the ditch became filled with rubbish and detritus, it was levelled off and turned into gardens (Stow) before finally being paved in 1503 (Harben). Stow mentions that the street’s name came from citizens throwing dead Dogges into the city ditch (Stow).
On the Agas map, Houndsditch is the street running north above the city wall from Aldgate to Bishopsgate. It bears the label Honnsdiche .
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MLA citation:

Adams, Neil. “Houndsditch.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 25 February 2018. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/HOUN1.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Adams, Neil. n.d. “Houndsditch.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed February 25, 2018. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/HOUN1.htm.

APA citation:

Adams N. (n.d.). Houndsditch. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved February 25, 2018, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/HOUN1.htm

TEI citation:

<bibl> <author><persName><surname>Adams</surname>, <forename>Neil</forename></persName></author> (<date>n.d.</date>). <title level="a">Houndsditch</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="2018-02-25">February 25, 2018</date>, from <ref target="http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/HOUN1.htm">http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/HOUN1.htm</ref> </bibl>