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Milk Street is located in Cripplegate Ward, it ran North from Cheapside and formed a square at the crossroads with Cat Street, Lad Lane and Aldermanbury.
John Stow tells us that in this square "was of old time a fayre well with two buckets, of late yeares converted to a pumpe", he also recorded " there bee many fayre houses for wealthy marchantes and other"
Sir Thomas Gresham the builder of The Royal Exchange owned a house in Milk Street and Sir Thomas More, author of Utopia was born here in February 1478
Milk Street was also the location of St Mary Magdalene's church which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and was never rebuilt.