The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.502876, -0.127794

16 Jan 2004, 7:38 p.m. - Glyn

The Axe, in Axe Yard, just off King Street. For some years called "The Axe and Gate" (it being near to the Ceremonial Gate into Westminster: as shown on contemporary maps). The Axe is referred to as a large brewhouse in a document dating from 1531. It is known to have been still in existence in 1677. Fludyer Street was built over Axe Yard in the 18th Century.

18 Feb 2017, 2:12 a.m. - Terry Foreman

Axe Yard, just off King Street below Downing Street near top left 1746 map


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.