Swan Alley (Cornhill)

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 clothworkers and drapers (Weinreb, Hibbert, Keay, and Keay 718). When Sir Thomas Gresham bought the properties in 1566, he gave the tenants three months to leave their homes (Blanchard) before construction began on his new project.
Swan Alley, New Alley, and St. Christopher Alley were destroyed, and the Royal Exchange was erected in their place.


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MLA citation

Roberts, Amorena. Swan Alley (Cornhill). The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/6.6/SWAN10.htm.

Chicago citation

Roberts, Amorena. Swan Alley (Cornhill). 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/SWAN10.htm.

APA citation

Roberts, A. 2021. Swan Alley (Cornhill). In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/6.6/SWAN10.htm.

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