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<abstract><p>This article provides an overview of the prison system in early modern <ref target="mol:LOND5">London</ref>, paying particular attention to how early modern playwrights such as <name ref="mol:SHAK1">Shakespeare</name> portrayed the prison system in their plays.</p></abstract>
<ref target="mol:BUDG1">Budge Row</ref> ran east-west through <ref target="mol:CORD1">Cordwainer Street ward</ref>. It passed
            through the ward from 
<ref target="mol:SOPE1">Soper Lane</ref> in
            the west to 
<ref target="mol:WALB1">Walbrook</ref> in the east.
<ref target="mol:SOPE1">Soper Lane</ref><ref target="mol:BUDG1">Budge Row</ref> became <ref target="mol:WATL1">Watling Street</ref>. Before it came to be known as <ref target="mol:BUDG1">Budge Row</ref>, it once formed part of
<ref target="mol:WATL1">Watling Street</ref>, one of the Roman
            roads (
<ref type="bibl" target="mol:WEIN1">Weinreb and Hibbert 107</ref>).</p>
<abstract><p><ref target="mol:HART1">Hart Street</ref> ran east-west from <ref target="mol:CRUT2">Crutched Fryers</ref> and the north end of <ref target="mol:SEET1">Seething Lane</ref> to <ref target="mol:MARK1">Mark
</ref>. In Stow’s time, the street began much further east, running from
            the north end of 
<ref target="mol:WOOD2">Woodroffe Lane</ref> to <ref target="mol:MARK1">Mark Lane</ref> (<ref type="bibl" target="mol:HARB1">Harben</ref><ref type="bibl" target="mol:STOW15">Stow</ref>).</p></abstract>
<p><ref target="mol:ABCH1">Abchurch Lane</ref> runs north-south from
<ref target="mol:LOMB1">Lombard Street</ref> to <ref target="mol:CAND1">Candlewick (Cannon) Street</ref>. The
          Agas Map labels it 
<quote><ref target="mol:ABCH1">Abchurche
</ref></quote>. It lies mainly in <ref target="mol:CAND2">Candlewick
              Street Ward
</ref>, but part of it serves as the boundary between <ref target="mol:LANG1">Langbourne Ward</ref> and <ref target="mol:CAND2">Candlewick Street Ward</ref>.</p>
<abstract> <p>
<ref target="mol:STBO1">St. Botolph without Bishopsgate</ref> stood on the west
            side of 
<ref target="mol:BISH3">Bishopsgate Street</ref> north of <ref target="mol:BISH2">Bishopsgate</ref>. It was in <ref target="mol:BISH1">Bishopsgate Ward</ref><ref target="mol:STBO1">St. Botolph without
</ref> is featured on the Agas map, south of <ref target="mol:BETH1">Bethlehem Hospital</ref> and west of <ref target="mol:HOUN1">Houndsditch</ref>. It is labelled <quote>
<ref target="mol:STBO1">S. Buttolphes.</ref>
<abstract><p>NEW Troy my name: when firſt my fame begun / 
            By Trajon 
<name ref="mol:BRUT1">Brute</name>: who then me placed
<abstract><p><title level="m">MoEML</title> is aware that the ward boundaries are inaccurate for a number of wards. We are working on redrawing the boundaries. This page offers a diplomatic transcription of the opening section of <name ref="mol:STOW6">John Stow</name>’s description of this ward from his <title level="m">Survey of London</title>.</p></abstract>
<ref target="mol:FINI1">Finimore Lane</ref> ran east-west between <ref target="mol:OLDF2">Old Fish Street Hill</ref> and <ref target="mol:BREA2">Bread Street
</ref> in <ref target="mol:QUEE1">Queenhithe Ward</ref>. The lane is not visible on the
            Agas Map, but we have marked it running just south of 
<ref target="mol:STNI3">St. Nicholas
</ref> church based on evidence from <ref type="bibl" target="mol:STOW1">Stow</ref>.</p></abstract>
<ref target="mol:LOND2">London Stone</ref> was, literally, a stone
            that stood on the south side of what is now 
<ref target="mol:CAND1">Cannon Street</ref> (formerly <ref target="mol:CAND1">Candlewick Street</ref>). Probably Roman in origin, it is
            one of London’s oldest relics. On the Agas map, it is visible as a small
            rectangle between 
<ref target="mol:STSW1">Saint Swithin’s
</ref> and <ref target="mol:WALB1">Walbrook</ref>, just
            below the 
<quote>nd</quote> consonant cluster in the label <quote><ref target="mol:LOND2">Londonſton</ref></quote>.</p></abstract>
<abstract><p><ref target="mol:CAMO2">Camomile Street</ref> lay south of the <ref target="mol:WALL2">city wall</ref> from <ref target="mol:BEVI1">Bevis Marks</ref>
<ref target="mol:BISH3">Bishopsgate Street</ref><ref target="mol:CAMO2">Camomile Street</ref> is the seventeenth century
                    name for a street that was nameless when 
<name ref="mol:STOW6">Stow</name> wrote his <ref type="bibl" target="mol:STOW15">Survey of London</ref>. Stow
                    merely calls it 
<quote>the streete which runneth by the north ende of <ref target="mol:STMA7">saint Marie

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