Lime Street

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Lime Street is a street that ran north-south from Leadenhall Street in the north to Fenchurch Street in the south. It was west of St. Andrew Undershaft and east of Leadenhall. It appears that the street was so named because people made or sold Lime there (Stow; BHO). This claim has some historical merit; in the 1150s one Ailnoth the limeburner lived in the area (Harben; BHO).
Stow describes how [t]he East side of this Limestreete from the North corner thereof to the midst, is of Aldgate warde while the west side, for the most part from the said north corner, southward, is of this Limestreete ward: the southend on both sides is of Langborne ward (Stow; BHO). He further notes that the buildings on both sides of the street were diuerse fayre houses for marchants and others (Stow; BHO).
The street is drawn on the Agas map in its correct position, with the label Lyme str. The street’s tell-tale curve, accurately portrayed by the Elizabethan map-maker, makes it instantly recognizable.1

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MLA citation:

Adams, Neil, and Janelle Jenstad. “Lime Street.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 27 April 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/LIME2.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Adams, Neil, and Janelle Jenstad. n.d. “Lime Street.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed April 27, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/LIME2.htm.

APA citation:

Adams N., & J. Jenstad. (n.d.). Lime Street. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved April 27, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/LIME2.htm

TEI citation:

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