Gutter Lane

Gutter Lane ran north-south from Cheapside to Maiden Lane (Wood Street). It was to the west of Wood Street and to the east of Foster Lane, lying within the north-eastern most area of Farringdon Ward Within and serving as a boundary to Aldersgate ward. It is labelled as Goutter Lane on the Agas map.
As Stow remarks, it is so called of Guthurun somtime owner thereof (Stow 1598, sig. R7r). Stow describes how fine siluer, such as was then made into foyle was commonly known as siluer of Guthuron’s lane (Stow 1598, sig. D6r). The inhabitants of this lane of old time were Goldbeaters (Stow 1598, sig. R7r). Other important sites included: Embroiderers’ Hall on the west side and Wax Chandlers’ Hall at the north-east corner by Maiden Lane (Wood Street) (Stow 1598, sig. S2v; Harben).
Gutter Lane survives in modern London, between Foster Lane and Wood Street, terminating at Gresham Street in the north and Cheapside in the south.


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Takeda, Joey. Gutter Lane. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022,

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