Fore Street, EC2Y

Place Name

Named after its location in front of the City walls it was first recorded in the 14thCentury as Le Forstrete. In 1654 a postern gate was built at the northern end of Aldermanbury and Fore Street became the main shopping road in the north of the City.

Fore Street
Fore Street was significant enough to feature on Ralph Agas’s woodcut map of London from 1561

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