Long Lane, EC1A

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Descriptive. A long road for a medieval city, it was recorded as Long Lane in 1530 and Longlane in 1532. John Stow in his guide to the medieval City, A Survey of London first printed in 1598, wrote: “On the north side of this priorie, is the lane truly called Long, which reacheth from Smithfield to Aldersgate street. This lane is now lately builded on both the sides with tenements for brokers, tiplers, and such like.”

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