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:
- Built-up London – London before the Fire
- City of London wall and Great Fire damage – London after the Fire
Open location in Google Maps: 51.513160, -0.090760
TerryF • Link
Bucklersbury (a street) peels off Cheapside toward the SE and Wallbrook, dead-ends into the [newly-built] Lord Mayor's Mansion House on the right side of this segment of the 1746 map of London. http://www.motco.com/map/81002/SeriesSearchPlates…
Pedro • Link
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)
Bill • Link
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.
Bill • Link
There is more information about Bucklersbury in the annotations of 30 July 1660: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/07/30/
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.
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