Swan Alley, Cornhill

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Swan Alley was a north-south alley that bordered Cornhill Ward’s north side and Broad Street Ward’s south end. It opened into Cornhill Ward and therefore was included within Cornhill Ward’s limits.
According to the London Encyclopaedia, Swan Alley, like two other alleys in the vicinity, New Alley and St. Christopher Alley, was a residential street that was home to many cloth workers and drapers (718). When Sir Thomas Gresham bought the properties in 1566, he gave the tenants three months to leave their homes (Blanchard;ODNB) before construction began on his new project.
Swan Alley, New Alley, and St. Christopher Alley were destroyed, and the Royal Exchange, or what Stowrefers to as The Burse upon Cornehill, was erected in their place.

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MLA citation:

Roberts, Amorena. “Swan Alley, Cornhill.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 18 October 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/SWAN10.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Roberts, Amorena. n.d. “Swan Alley, Cornhill.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed October 18, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/SWAN10.htm.

APA citation:

Roberts A. (n.d.). Swan Alley, Cornhill. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved October 18, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/SWAN10.htm

TEI citation:

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