A short street or passage going south-east from Cheapside to Walbrook at St Stephen Walbrook church. Now partly where One Poultry is positioned. It can be seen on this 18th century map.
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
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Where Sir Thomas More lived, and where his daughter Margaret was born, was a famous place for druggists, apothecaries, herbalists, and dealers in 'simples'. (Book of Days)
It is remarkable, that when the Plague reigned in London, Bucklers-Bury, which stood in the very Heart of the City, was free from that Distemper: The Reason given for it is, that it was chiefly inhabited by Druggists and Apothecaries, the Scent of whose Drugs kept away the Infection; which, according to my Notion, were so unnatural to the pestilential Insects, that they were kill'd or driven away by the strong Smell of some sort of Drugs.
---New Improvements of Planting and Gardening. R. Bradley, 1739.
Falstaff. Come, I cannot cog, and say thou art this and that, like a-many of these lisping haw-thorn buds, that come like women in men's apparel, and smell like Bucklers-bury ...
---Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.