5 Annotations

First Reading

Glyn  •  Link

It was at 8-10 Cheapside, i.e. at the end near St Paul's Cathedral. The owner in 1664 was a Humphrey Grosvenor. Apparently more information can be found in "Old Cheapside and Poultry" by Kenneth Rogers, 1931.

Pedro  •  Link

At the year of the Restoration...

"In the Lord Mayor's show of the same year, a pageant was placed near the Nag's Head tavern, in Cheapside, 'like a wood, in the vacant part thereof several persons in the habit of woodmen and wood-nymphs disport themselves, dancing about the Royal Oak;' while the rural god Sylvanus indulged in a long and laudatory speech in honour of the celebrated tree."

(The Book of Days)

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Glyn notes the Nag's Head "was at 8-10 Cheapside, i.e. at the end near St Paul's Cathedral" where it goes off the upper-right of this 1746 map, west of the Saddler's Hall. which was also totally descroyed by the Great Fire in 1666.

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