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The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:

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Brian McMullen   Link to this

The Rocque map reference for Shoe Lane is:

http://www.motco.com/Map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...

Shoe Lane is in the lower right corner.

language hat   Link to this

Branching off it to the left is Cockpit Court -- clearly an unsavory neighborhood!

Pedro   Link to this

Shoe Lane and Richard Lovelace Cavalier Poet

Perhaps there was a dash of thoughtlessness and extravagance about him also--for we must remember he was a poet. The end was, that Lovelace, the high-spirited cavalier, poet, and lover, died in obscurity and poverty in a lodging in Shoe Lane, Fleet Street--memorable in the history of another poet, Chatterton-and was buried notelessly at the end of Bride's Church.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lovelace

language hat   Link to this

The Companion calls it a "considerable lane."
It adds that the cockpit "is commemmorated by an undated token issued by Samuel Clever."

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