Quays on the Thames

The quays or keys along the Thames changed names according to their owners.1 As Stow comments, These wharffes and keyes commonly beare the names of their owners, and are therefore changeable (Stow). The names for the quays on the Agas map are not entirely consistent with the names given in Stow’s description of Tower Street Ward. The Map of Early Modern London will conduct more research before assigning coordinates and names to the quays in this map section.
See the following articles in the English Heritage Survey of London (Gater and Godfrey), available at British History Online:


  1. A quay is A man-made bank or landing stage, typically built of stone, lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships (OED quay, n.) (JJ)


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Jenstad, Janelle. Quays on the Thames. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/6.6/QUAY1.htm.

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