Fann Street, EC1Y

Place name

Named after a local carpenter Stephen Fann whose will in 1613 noted that he had property in the precinct of Goswelstrete. In the years since the road has undergone many changes and been much extended, originally running only from Goswell Street to Viscount Street then part of the old Bridgewater Gardens, and called Fan’s Alley in the mid-1746 by the end of the 18thCentury it was Fan Street and, off it Fan Court. It only became one continuous street in 1878 to include Bridgewater Gardens and replaced Cupid Alley to extend across to Golden Lane, the houses and premises were renumbered by the Metropolitan Board of Works at this time.

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