Seething Lane

Seething Lane ran north-south from the junction of Hart Street and Crutch Fryers through to Tower Street. The lane, in Tower Street Ward, was marked by a church at each end; on the northwest corner stood St. Olave, Hart Street and on the southeast corner was All Hallows Barking. Stow describes the lane as one with diuers fayre and large houses (Stow).
Seething Lane was also known as Sydon Lane and Sything Lane (Stow). It is featured on the Agas map, running southeast-northwest in between the labels for Herte Str. and Barkyng. The street itself is marked Sethinge la. It is also featured on Benjamin Cole’s 1754 engraving of Tower Street Ward, labelled with its modern name (Cole).


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MLA citation

Adams, Neil. Seething Lane. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021,

Chicago citation

Adams, Neil. Seething Lane. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021.

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Adams, N. 2021. Seething Lane. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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