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

Open location in Google Maps: 51.510965, -0.080189

28 Dec 2005, 9:39 p.m. - in Aqua Scripto

Dothe run from Tower Street north to Fenchurch Street, it be west of Seething Lane by a furlong or so.

29 Dec 2005, 9:11 a.m. - Pedro

We shall, however, still find much of interest in that small eastern side of the city which escaped its ravages. At the angle where Mark Lane meets Fenchurch Street, behind the houses, is the picturesque church of All-hallows Staining, in the midst of a quaint old square of houses, with a churchyard and a few trees, giving it a singularly old-world look. The tower and a portion of the west end alone are ancient; the church escaped the fire, but the body of the building fell in, 1671 A. D. In this church, the Princess (afterwards Queen) Elizabeth per-formed her devotions, May 19, 1554, on her release from the Tower. The churchwarden's accounts contain some curious entries of rejoicings by bell-ringing on great public events. RELICS OF LONDON SURVIVING THE FIRE... Book of Days. for picture of Church see...

27 May 2012, 10:19 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Mark Lane runs from Tower Street n. to Fenchurch Street in the SE of this map

24 Sep 2014, 9:28 p.m. - Bill

Mark Lane, 55 Fenchurch Street to 67 Great Tower Street. In this street is situated the great Corn Market of the metropolis. Its name was originally Mart Lane, so called of a privilege sometime enjoyed to keep a mart there, but long since discontinued. It occurs as Martelane in a Coroner's Roll of November 1276. ---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891. Note that on 2 September 1666 Sam was called to his maid's window where he saw a fire (yes, that one) and "thought it to be on the back-side of Marke Lane at the farthest."


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



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