The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas

1827

Lamb's Conduit, Snow Hill.

 

This conduit formerly occupied the spot on which , still more ancient stood. The was erected in , the by Mr. William Lamb, a gentleman of the chapel to Henry VIII.

This building had equal sides, and was ornamented with Corinthian pillars, pediments, and the arms of the city; the whole surmounted by a pyramid, on which was a lamb, a rebus on the name of Lamb, from whose conduit in , the water came. On a tablet in front was the following inscription :--

Rebuilt in the year

1677

.

Sir Thos. Davis, knt. Lord Mayor.

This conduit ran with wine on the anniversary of the coronation of George I. , which was procured by the subscription of several loyal inhabitants. At the same time, the sides in the evening exhibited the following distich:

Since love and peace do promise happy days,

Fame, clap thy wings, and sound great George's praise.

660

represented by large letters cut through pasteboard, behind which red transparent paper and candles were placed. An order was issued in the ensuing year for the destruction of all the city conduits; probably to oblige the public to adopt the water, then coming into general use.

Opposite St. Sepulchre's church is Angel-court, at the upper end of which is a handsome old house, formerly the Farthing Office. It was afterwards occupied by the Hand-in-hand fire office, and is now the residence of Mr. Hoby.

Between and , runs the street called the , which many of our antiquaries are of opinion is a corruption of Bale-hill, an eminence whereon was situated the Bale, or Bailiff's-house, wherein he held a court for the trial of malefactors; and this opinion seems to be corroborated by such a court having been held here for many centuries, in which there is a place of security, where the sheriffs keeps their prisoners during the session, which still retains the name of the Bale-dock.

On the east side of the , and contiguous to the place where the New-gate of the city formerly stood, is the

 
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 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
CHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
CHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
CHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
CHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
CHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
CHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
CHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
CHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
CHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
CHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward