Huggin Lane, Wood Street
Huggin Lane, Wood Street ran east-west connecting Wood Street in the east to Gutter Lane in the west. It ran parallel between Cheapside in the south and Maiden Lane in the north. It was in Cripplegate Ward. It is labelled as
Hoggyn laon the Agas map.
Stow tells us that Huggin Lane is named after
one Hugan, that of olde time dwelled there: hee was called Hugan in the lane as I have read(1:297). Huggin Lane ran past the south side of St Michael, Wood Street church which was situated at the Lane’s corner with Wood Street. While the only door to St Michael, Wood Street formerly opened onto Huggin Lane, in 1627
Parishioners made a new Door to this Church [. . .] into Woodstreet(Strype).
- Stow, John. A Survey of London. Reprinted from the Text of 1603. Ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1908. [Also available as a reprint from Elibron Classics (2001). Articles written before 2011 cite from the print edition by volume and page number.]
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