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

Mountain Man  •  Link

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.

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