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

Open location in Google Maps: 51.515887, -0.112040

4 Jan 2003, 2:49 a.m. - language hat

Chancery Lane runs along the east side of Lincoln's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, and continues down to Fleet Street and the Temple. Lincoln's Inn:

17 Jun 2013, 9:14 p.m. - Bill

Chancery Lane, a long lane, running northwards from Fleet Street into Holborn; called originally New Street . ---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

27 Jun 2013, 2:28 a.m. - Terry Foreman

On the Rocque map Chancery Lane runs down and off the lower right side of this segment.

31 Mar 2021, 11:46 a.m. - Mountain Man

The street had the name before the court of Chancery had any prominence. It was "Chancellor's Lane," and the office of the Chancery was at "The Rolls," the former "Domus Conversorum" or "House of [Jewish] Converts." The site is now the library of King's College, formerly the Public Record Office. Lincoln's Inn is across the street, where it moved about 1420 from Holborn.


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



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