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Phil Gyford   Link to this

Steel yard.

language hat   Link to this

From the L&M Companion:

The Steelyard. On the s. side of (Upper) Thames St, now covered by Cannon St Station. Once the London house of the Hanse merchants. The property extended to the river, its four acres including the merchants' hall, wharves, warehouses, and private dwelling houses, and in earlier centuries had been an important factor in the life of the city.

More at the 1911 Britannica article:
http://54.1911encyclopedia.org/S/ST/STEELYARD_M...

It's number 22 on this 1666 map:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/image.aspx?com...

Cumgranissalis   Link to this

added to LH entree 1746 location addition :
http://www.motco.com/map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...

Phil Gyford   Link to this

There was a Rhenish winehouse there where Pepys occasionally drank a morning draft: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5974/

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