Philip Somervail • Link
Formerly there were two Fish Streets in the City. These two streets are shown and described in a book of sixteenth century maps called ‘The A to Z of Elizabethan London’, compiled by Adrian Prockter and Robert Taylor (1979). Here are their explanations:
(1) “New Fish Street, also called ‘Bridge Street’, ‘Fish Street Hill; and ‘New Fish Street Hill’. The term ‘New’ was used to distinguish it from Old Fish Street in the western part of the City.” [The Monument was built here after the Great Fire, which started nearby.]
(2) “Old Fish Street. At the time of the map [in this book, 1560s] this name referred to the section of street from Old Change to Bow Lane. The eastern half, from Friday Street to Bow Lane, is now known as ‘Great Trinity Lane’ The western part of Old Fish Street became known as ‘Knightrider Street’ and is so called now.” [In other words, this street was south of St Paul’s, parallel with modern Upper Thames Street.]
(Old Fish Street appears in this map, too:
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