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Go to the eBook Shop Find your way to anywhere in the Greater London of 1722 with this guide, "set down so obvious to every intelligent Reader, and to be understood likewise by Persons of the meanest Capacity." - Let down badly by the title, which does nothing to convey how fascinating this book is, the whole title page is needed to explain the contents - "useful for all Gentlemen and Ladies, Merchants, Tradesmen, both in City and Country."

The first half is a Stranger's Guide to London, plus a list of all the cathedrals & churches, followed by an explanation of how to get about on the Thames and how to use the postal and transport systems throughout England and Wales.

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I am surprised this work is not more widely known. Perhaps it did not sell well at the time because the concept was too new to be understood, and the deliciously oleaginous dedication to the Prince of Wales is way over the top, even for the standards of the day. For many years it has been difficult to think up original, snappy, titles for books about London. In 1722, with an almost clear field, I think William Stow could have done better.

His namesake, John Stow, produced his first survey in 1598 that is still widely quoted, and John Lockie's Topography of London, from 1810, is the best known list of every place in London. This book sits perfectly between the two. It is the oldest man-made object I have ever owned. In poor condition, the paper is fragile and browned, with occasional mould spots and an ornate typeface that is awkward to read. With the aid of a magnifying glass, and some patience, I have transcribed every word, even the sneaky plug for "Mr. John Pool's Brew House, where the best Malt Liquors of all sorts, (as esteem'd by Gentlemen skilled therein) are brewed."


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Title Page

The Epistle Dedicatory

The Preface

The Stranger's Guide


List of Cathedrals etc.

List of Fairs

The General Post Office

The Great Roads

Market Towns

List of Constituencies

Towns Receiving Post

Tables and Rates

Coaches and Carriers

Remarks on London

Being an Exact Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark, and the Suburbs and Liberties contiguous to them, by shewing every Street, Lane, Court, Alley, Green, Yard, Close, Square, or any other Place, by what Name soever called, is situated in the most Famous Metropolis; so that Letters from the General and Penny-Post Offices cannot Miscarry for the future. An Historical account of all Cathedrals, Collegiate and Parochial Churches, Chapels and Tabernacles within the Bill of Mortality : Shewing therein the set Time of publick Prayer, Celebrating the Sacraments, Morning and Evening lectures, and Preaching Sermons, both Ordinary and Extraordinary; with many curious observations. Places to which Penny-post letters are carried, with Lists of Fairs and Markets. What places sends Members to Parliament. To what Inns Flying-Coaches, Stage-Coaches, Waggons and Carriers come and the Days they go out; lately collected. Keys, Wharves and Plying-places on the River of Thames. Instructions about the General Post-Office. Descriptions of the great cross Roads from one City and Eminent Town to another, in England and Wales. A Perpetual Almanack. The Rates of Coachmen, Chairmen, Carmen and several other necessary Tables, adapted to Trade and other Business.

All Alphabetically digested; and very useful for all Gentlemen and Ladies, Merchants, Tradesmen, both in City and Country. The like never before extant.

The Preface

     What has been for so long most earnestly desired by all People of this Nation, for the universal Use of City, Town and Country, in the way of Trade and Business, I may say, if ever any Book yet was Multum in parvo, this small Treatise, for its concise Description of the largest City in Europe, with several other necessary Subjects, may justly challenge the motto. I have read of some Cities in Asia and Africk of 70, 80, 90 Miles in Circumference; but then comparing the Proximity or Closeness of the buildings in London, and its Suburbs and Liberties, with the great Vacuities of large Courts and Gardens, both behind and betwixt the Houses of what are called Great Cities beyond Sea, it may be said to be the greatest and most inhabited City in the World.
     Greek and Latin historians give us most pompous Relations of the vast extent of Babylon, and other eastern cities; and Nineveh, for all its Spaciousness, is by way of Excellency, call'd, in Scripture, That great City; but yet London is abundantly larger: For to take the Description of every Place in it, and Places contiguous or adjacent thereto, requires some weeks; whereas Jonah was (without taking Notice how long he might stay in each Street, to preach Repentance to the wicked Ninevites) but three Days in travelling its Bounds: Besides, I must observe that the cities of London and Westminster, with their Suburbs and Liberties, and Southwark, cannot be less than 25 Miles in Circumference; which Spot contains about 70,000 Dwelling-Houses; and therefore much larger than Paris, Madrid, Vienna, or Constantinople; so that there is no Occasion to fortify it within Stone Walls, Bulwarks, and Towers; for as its inhabitants are computed to be about 1,500,000 souls, among which are above 100,000 men fit to bear arms, they are able to give a Field Battle to the greatest Monarch or Potentate on earth: Nay, was London now, as Rome and Carthage did before in three Punic Wars, stand in Competition with any other City for universal Monarchy, or to be Mistress of the whole globe, the English would undoubtedly win the glorious Prize, and Crown Britannia with fresh Lawrels.
     As I said above, a great many Days were spent to take an exact survey of this City, and all Places about it, the like whereof was never performed before, in shewing where every Street, Lane, Court, Alley, Yard, Green, Close, Square, or any other place, by what Name soever call'd, is situated; for our Maps, or Prospects of London, Westminster, and Southwark, made more for ornament than use, do not describe a fourth part of the Places contain'd in 'em: Moreover, was a map 30 Foot long, and 20 deep to be projected, yet it would not comprehend the whole Town to an exact scale of feet; which is the least Denomination that can well be made use of in such Mathematical Designs. But suppose a very large map could be drawn, still the Inconveniency would be such, that the Inspector must have a magnifying Glass to read what he looks for; and then also may he pore long enough before he can find the Place sought for, without such a Book as this, to direct in what part of the Town it lies: For tho' there be certain Rules in Geography for finding out Cities, Towns, or Villages, though a man was never at 'em, by knowing the Longitudes and Latitudes thereof; yet in the other Projection above mentioned, Places cannot be found out, without knowing their Scite by such a Guide or Directory here offer'd you, for Service as well as Pleasure.
     Again, as it is many Years since these maps of London were made, they must be now most imperfect, if we do but consider, such additional buildings have been joined to the Suburbs and Liberties of London and Westminster, that, but together, are not much inferior to the circuit of Canterbury or Exeter, Winchester, or Carlisle, nor of any other city in England or Scotland, so not decipher'd in those Poliographical Pieces.
     Now in this book, which every man of Business ought to make his Pocket-Companion, there is no Place, great or small, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, or the borough of Southwark, which extend themselves over no small Tract of Middlesex and Surrey, even to the counties of Kent and Essex, but what are set so plain, in demonstrating their Situation by some Hall, College, School, noted House, or some other publick Edifice, that a meer Stranger may easily go to it without asking the way. As, suppose a Stranger at Whitechapel was to go to Angel Court at Westminster, but perhaps knows not what part of the City it lies; why then looking for the place in this book, he finds it is in Long Ditch; and if he is ignorant of that Place also, he must further search this guide or directory, which is Alphabetically digested, which will show him that it is at Story's Gate at St. James's Park: Thus one Place directing to another, he finds out that he knows, and so goes more readily to that where business requires his Attendance. But observe, some places are called Great, some Little, some Old, and some New, as great Tower Street, Little Tower Street, Old Bond Street, New Bond Street; however, I have sometimes omitted Adjectives Great, where a Street is universally known; therefore, if you find not the places you look for under the Head you search, have no Regard to the Word Great, but have Recourse to the Street itself; as for example, if you would look for Great Queen Street in Drury Lane, you will not find it under the letter G, but Q; and so of some few more.
     There is no Place which (the best of my Knowledge) I have escap'd; excepting Thorough-fairs with no Tenements in them; or here and there a small Ally which has no Name; or some backward Place, which now, thro' time, or other Casualties, is come to Desolation, and has at this Day nothing but Ruins, to show it was once the Possession of poor Inhabitants.
     Also the design of this Piece is to shew People how to spell and write proper their superscriptions on letters; for a bad Hand and wrong Orthography, awful spelling, a Fault too incident to many Men, as well as Women in general, have caus'd the Miscarriage of many Letters; which is not only a Loss to the Crown, as the General and Penny-post Offices are a branch of the Royal Revenue; but may also prove a great Detriment to the Writer, as well as the Person wrote to. But yet let a Man right never so well, his Letter may miscarry by not punctually observing in what Part of this Great Town the place lies in, to which he directs it; for some People are so ignorant, especially in the Country, as to think London, Westminster, and Southwark, is all London, because contiguous to one another; which is a grand Mistake; for if you should send a Letter to a Friend in King Street which is in Westminster, but write at the bottom of the Superscription, London; how should the postman know whether you mean King Street by Guildhall, King Street on Great Tower Hill, King Street in Spittle-fields, King Street in Prince's Street near St. Anne's Church, King Street near Golden Square, King Street in Dean Street by Soho Square, King Street in Covent Garden, King Street by Hay's Court near Newport Market, King Street in Upper Moor-fields, King Street by Old Street Square, King Street by Bloomsbury Square, King Street by St. James's Square, King Street near the Six Dials, or King Street in the Mint? For many streets and other places, bear one and the same Name; but here they are set down so obvious to every intelligent Reader, and to be understood likewise by Persons of the meanest Capacity, that such mistakes may be easily avoided for the future, by seeing what Places lie properly in London, Westminster, or Southwark; signified or devoted by the capital letters L. S. W. without regarding the Matter sometimes following them; which is some historical or other remarkable Account of that Place in particular from others.
     So large is the extent of London, Westminster and Southwark, with their Suburbs and Liberties, that no Coachman nor Porter knows every Place in them; therefore this book may also be a Guide for them, and prevent, as hath been too often done, a losing any more Portmanteau, Trunks, Boxes, or Parcels. Furthermore to make it as complete as may be, for the Usefulness of all Gentlemen, Merchants, Tradesmen, Chapman, Country People, and others in any way of Business, taking into Consideration that it is many Years since a List was perfectly taken of all the Inns to which Flying Coaches, Stage Coaches, Waggons, or Carriers, Pack-Horses come to, in or about London or Southwark, and the Days they set out again; for many of them have removed their Stations within these few Years; I have also been at no small Cost, as well as great Pains, to make a new one. And that it may be serviceable to such you have Business by Water, there is shewed on what Part of the River of Thames, from Mill bank to Limehouse hole, on the north side thereof; and from Strandgate to West Lane, on the South side, the principal Keys, Wharfs, Plying-places, for Bargemen, Lightermen, and Watermen, are seated, for the Conveniency of carrying goods or passengers, above or below London Bridge; with a perpetual Tide Table, whereby People may know when to go by water to places situated Eastward or Westward. Besides, that people may not be imposed upon, either by Land or Water, I have here inserted the rates of Hackney-Coachmen, Chairmen, and Watermen, with Directions where to complain against them, upon any just and lawful Occasion.
     Again to make it as necessary as possible can be, for Trade and Business, you have here an exact account all the most notable Fairs, both fix'd and moveable, kept in every Month of the Year, in England and Wales. Instructions about the General-post letters, whether Domestick or Foreign; with a List of the Post Towns in South Britain. A List of the Places to which the six Penny-post Offices send Letters and Parcels, and how often in the day. A list of all the Market Towns in England and Wales, with the days of the Week whereon kept. A List of the Cities, Towns and Boroughs that send Members to Parliament. A perpetual Almanack, for finding out Time past, present, and to come. Several necessary Tables, with the Use of them. And an exact Description of the great Roads from London to all the considerable Cities and Towns in England and Wales, together with the cross Roads from one City or eminent Town to another, in measured Miles and Furlongs, the distances thereof being taken from the Standard in Cornhill in London, convenient for all Travellers; to whom I give Notice, that the great roads commencing from London and being carried on to the Extremity of the Kingdom, the farthest Place is only named in the Title of the Road, notwithstanding many much more considerable Places are passed through, as in the Road from London to Berwick, you see Huntingdon, Grantham, Newark, York, Durham, Newcastle, are not mentioned in the Title, though in prosecuting the way you are led through them; and so the same of the other Roads to other Places. And where any Abbreviations are useful in any part of this book, that it might not swell to too big a Bulk for the Pocket, the Explanation of 'em is made easy to the meanest Capacity. Moreover for the Use of Gentlemen, Ladies, and others, whose Circumstances have mounted them above the Hurry of Trade and Business, and therefore have more Time and Leisure permitted 'em for publick Devotion, here is a complete list of all the Cathedrals, Churches and Chapels within the Bill of Mortality, with the set time of reading therein publick Prayers, receiving the Sacrament, performing Morning and Evening lectures, and preaching both ordinary and extraordinary Sermons.
     But it may be Objected, by Men whose Conceit and Ignorance prompt them to carp at other Mens Works, not mend them, Why I should only place St. Margaret's Parish to the City of Westminster, and not the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields, St. Clement Danes, St. Mary le Savoy, St. Paul Covent Garden, St. James and St. Anne as being in the Liberty thereof: To which I reply, Because Use and Custom having gain'd so far as to ascribe them to London, and the Directions herein being so plain, that any Place in those Parishes may be easily found out, I would not altogether deviate from what has been habitual to the Generality of the common people by long practice. In fine, I have done my best Endeavours, to make it universally serviceable to Foreigners that can speak or write English, as well as those of my own Nation: as the project has been so well approved of by some ingenious Gentleman of my Acquaintance, who are going to Travel, that they assure me they will set others upon the like Invention of surveying the Capital Cities of Europe; which will be highly beneficial to Merchants holding a better Correspondence, though ever so remote from one another: So if this Piece finds a favourable Acceptance amongst my countryman, it is all the Favour the Author expects for his extreme Labour, of travelling 2,175 Streets, Lanes, Courts, and other Places; which tracing backwards and forwards, comprehended near 250 miles; a Perambulation never yet performed by any other Man besides myself, in any Age past, nor this wherein we live.

The Stranger's Guide


Abchurch Lane, by St. Mary Abchurch near Lombard Street, L.

Acorn Alley, in Bishopsgate Street without, L.

Adam a digging Yard, in Peter Street, W.

Adam and Eve Alley, in Whitechapel, L.

Adam's Court, in Pig Street near Threadneedle Street, L.

Addle Hill, in Thames Street, L.

Addle Street, by Aldermanbury, L. In this Street are built Brewers and Plaisterers Halls.

Ailesbury Street, by Clerkenwell Green, L.

Albemarl Street, in Pickadilly, L. It is built where once stood the House of the Earl of Clarendon heretofore Lord High Chanceller of England; and afterwards call'd Dunkirk House, upon his advising King Charles the second to sell that most important Town to Lewis the fourteenth, then King of France.

Aldermanbury, by St. Alphage's Church, by London Wall, L.

Aldermary Church Yard, in Bow Lane in Cheapside, L. so called from the Church of St. Mary there.

Aldersgate Street, without Aldersgate, L. Here is the Bishop of London's House, and opposite to it the House of Anthony Ashly Cooper, Earl of Shaftsbury, now converted into Tenements. And that part of this Street which reaches from the East End of Long Lane to the Bars at the beginning of Gospel Street, was formerly call'd Pickaxe Street; but this Name is long since disused.

Aldgate Church Row, by St. Botolph's Church without Aldgate, L.

Aldgate Street, within Aldgate, L.

Alehoof Street, near Lemon Street, in Whitechapel, L.

Allhallows Church Yard, in Gracechurch Street, L.

Allhallows Lane, in Thames Street, L.

Allen Street, by Orange Street near Red Lion Square, L.

Almshouse Yard, at Dormant Hill, W.

Almshouse Yard, in the Little Ambrey, W.

Amen Corner, by Paternoster Row, L.

Anchor Street, by Spittle Fields, L.

Angel Alley, in Aldersgate Street, L.

Angel Alley, in Bishopsgate Street without, L.

Angel Alley, in Leadenhall Street, L.

Angel Alley, in Little Moorfields by Moorfields, L.

Angel Alley, in Ratcliff Highway, L.

Angel Alley, in Shoe Lane, L.

Angel Alley, in Whitechapel, L.

Angel Court, against Colson's Court in Drury Lane, L.

Angel Court, against St. Sepulchre's Church, L.

Angel Court, by the Kings Bench Prison, S.

Angel Court, in great King Street by St. James's Square, L.

Angel Court, in Long Ditch, W.

Angel Court, in Throgmorton Street, L.

Angel Court, in Windmill Street, L.

Angel Court, near Charing Cross, L.

Angel Street, in St. Martin le Grand, L.

Angel Street, near the Old Bargehouse Stairs, S.

Anniseedclear, in Old Street Road, L. At the end thereof is a Street, containing on one side a Building erected by the Weavers in 1670, for the Poor of their Company; and on the other side are Almshouses founded by Judge Fuller in 1629.

Archer Street, by Windmill Street, L.

Arlington Street, in Pickadilly, L.

Arnold Court, in Barbican, L.

Artichoak Alley, in Barnaby Street, S.

Artichoak Alley, in Shoreditch, L.

Artichoak Court, in Whitecross Street, L.

Artichoak Hill, in Ratcliff Highway, L. It is otherwise call'd Essex Street.

Artichoak Yard, at Newington Causeway, S.

Artillery Court, in Prince's Row in Chizel Street, L.

Artillery Ground, in Tothill Fields, W. Near which, by Westminster Pound, are Hill's Almshouses; the Grey Coat Boys Hospital; the Green Coat Boys Hospital; and Mr. Green's Bluecoat Boys Hospital; who has also built not far from it, the finest Brewhouse in Europe.

Artillery Lane, in Bishopsgate Street without, L.

Arundel Street, in the Strand, L. Here is a Plying place for Watermen.

Ashentree Court, in White Fryers, L.

Aspark, by Anchor Street, in Spittle Fields, L.

Ave Mary Lane, by Paternoster Row, L.

Austin Fryers, by Winchester Street, L.

Axe Alley, in Leadenhall Street, L. It is also called Cuckolds Alley.

Axe and Bottle Yard, on St. Margarets Hill, S.

Axe Yard, in Blackman Street, S.

Axe Yard, in King Street, W.

Ayres Street, at the end of Leather Lane, L.

Ayres Street, in Piccadilly, L.

etc., etc.

A List of all the Cathedrals, Churches, and Chapels of Ease within the Bill of Mortality, withal shewing therein the set Times of publick Prayers, receiving the Sacrament, and hearing Sermons both Ordinary and Extraordinary.

St. Alban, on the east side of Wood Street near Cripplegate, is a Church of great antiquity, built about the year 930, and was perhaps the oldest Workmanship of any about London, till it was burnt in the year 1666; since which it has been rebuilt, and is the only Church that is dedicated to the memory of St. Alban, the Proto-Martyr of England, a Citizen of Verulam in Hertfordshire, where he suffered under Diocletian's persecution, Anno Domini 303, from whence it is called St. Alban's to this Day; and his festival is celebrated on the 17th of June. This Parish contains about 260 Dwelling Houses. Morning Prayers are only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and all Holy Days, at 11 of the clock; Annual Sermon upon the fifth and third Thursdays in August, at 12.

All Saints, alias all Hallows Barking, in great Tower Street: it is called Barking for distinction from others, because it was the gift of the abbess and convent in Essex. This, and 7 other Parish Churches, are dedicated to all the saints; whose Anniversary Festival was first celebrated at Rome about the year 608, by Pope Boniface the fourth on the fifth of November, and has ever since been kept hourly. This Parish contains about 400 Houses. Morning Prayers are daily at eight, and Evening at 7; Sacrament is administered every Sunday at 12, after Forenoon Sermon; annual Sermon November 10, Christmas, Lady Midsummer, and Michaelmas Days; and on New Year's Day.

All Saints, commonly Allhallows in Bread Street, because it is in that Street, which is called Bread Street, from a market of Bread, formerly kept there, where all the bakers were obliged by an act Anno Domini 1303, to sell their bread. This Parish contains about 100 Houses. Morning Prayers are on all Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent only, and on all Holy Days in the year at 11; a Weekly lecture is preached here on every Thursday Evening at 4, from Michaelmas to Ladyday, and annual Sermon on St. James's Day, January 30 and November 5.

All Saints, alias Allhallows the great, near Still Yard, or Steel Yard, on the south side of Thames Street. This Parish contains about 200 Dwelling Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays and Fridays, and all Holy Days at 11; a monthly lecture every Thursday Evening at 4, from Michaelmas to Ladyday; annual Sermon January 30, May 29, November 5. September 2.

All Saints, alias Allhallows, at the upper end of Lombard Street; began to be built and though 1494 and finished in 1526. This Parish consists of about 120 stately Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, Fridays, and all Holy Days, at 11; monthly lecture every third Sunday at 5 in the Evening, from Michaelmas to Ladyday; annual Sermon on Good Friday at 10.

All Saints, alias Allhallows, London Wall; so-called because it's built upon, or close to the north wall of the City of London, near Bethlehem Hospital, between Bishopsgate and Great Moorgate. This Parish contains about 300 Dwelling Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, Fridays and all Holy Days, at 11.

All Saints, alias Allhallows Staining, on the west side of Mark Lane, or Mart Lane, from a Mart or Fair which was formerly kept in that lane; and for more distinction from others, called staining, that is, Stain Church, or Stone Church, being the first that was built of stones, while others were of timber, about or before the time of the Norman's coming hither, the ancient Saxon's being very unaccustomed, and little acquainted with building in stone. This Church is also remarkable for being the first wherein Queen Elizabeth returned thanks to God that delivery from imprisonment in the Tower, and her accession to the throne. This Parish contains 100 Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, Fridays, and all Holy Days, at 11; annual Sermon on St. Mark's Day, May 29, January 30, in the forenoon at 10.

Saint Alphage, near to Sion College by Cripplegate, dedicated to the honour of saint Alphage, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was stoned to death by the Danes at Greenwich, about the year 990; so to make him amends, his memory is eternalised by canonisation, and his festival falls on the 19th of April. This Parish contains 152 Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, Fridays, all Holy Days and publick Days through the year, at 11; extraordinary lecture January 30, March 8, and Good Friday; and an annual Sermon. is preached here in Latin, by the president of Sion College, the third Tuesday after Easter, at 11.

St. Andrew Holbourn, but antiently called Oldbourne, that is to say, Old Brook, which runs yet from Holbourn Bar into Fleet Ditch at Holbourn Bridge. This Parish contains about 3620 Dwelling Houses. Morning Prayers every Day at 6 in Summer Time, and 7 in the Winter, and again at 11; and Evening Prayers at 3 constantly. Sacrament is administered every Sunday in the year, and several solemn Occasions, after forenoon Sermon, but upon Easter Day, only at 7 and 12; Sermon on all publick Days appointed by the Parliament, as January 30, September 2, November 5 and 30. Which last is the annual commemoration of the tutelar the Saint or Patron thereof; and Donation Sermon on the last Sunday in Easter Time, and last Sunday of Michaelmas term in the Forenoon.

St. Andrew Undershaft, commonly St. Mary Axe on the North side of Leadenhall Street, so called from a long Maypole, or shaft, which used to stand, or be set up in the Street, before the Church Door every May Day, which was higher than the Steeple, and consequently the Church was under the Shaft. It is also called St. Mary Axe, or Nax, because of the sign of an Axe which did hang over against the end thereof; and under this appellation it's dedicated to the Honour of the Virgin Mary, as is the other to the Apostle St. Andrew. This Parish contains about 230 fine Houses. Morning Prayers every Day at 6 in the Summer, and 7 in the Winter, and on all Holy Days at 11; Evening Prayers at 6, except Sundays; annual Sermon on New Year's Day, third Tuesday in September, and first Monday of August at 11.

St. Andrew Wardrobe, alias St. Andrew by the Queen's Wardrobe, being the Wardrobe Court, where the Great Wardrobe of the Kings of England was kept there many years, till the late Fire, in an old House. This Parish contains about 600 Houses. Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, Fridays, all Holy Days, and publick Days. Saints Anne and Agnes, on the north side of St. Anne's Lane within Aldersgate, being the first of those Churches that are dedicated to conjunct Saints, and the first of three that are consecrated to St. Anne, the mother of the blessed Virgin Mary; but the only Church of the Name of St. Agnes the Virgin and Martyr. It is called St. Anne in the Willows, because in old Time Willows grew thereabout. This Parish comprehends about 185 Dwelling Houses. Morning Prayers Wednesdays, Fridays, all Holy Days, and publick Days, at 11; Evening Prayers only on all Lecture Days, which are on every Sunday Evening; and every Monday Evening at 5; also a Sermon on the three last Sundays of the month, at 7 in the Morning, after which the Holy Sacrament is celebrated; and on all publick Fasts, Thanksgiving Days, and some Holy Days.

St. Anne, on the West side of Dean Street by Soho in the liberty of Westminster. It was formerly a Chapel of Ease to the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, but was taken out of that, and made a distinct and proper Parish of it self by Act of Parliament, in the 30th year of King Charles II, 1678; and this Church was built for that end by act of Parliament, in the fifth year of King James II, and finished in 1686. This Parish contains 1500 large and stately Dwelling Houses. Hear are Prayers four times in the Day, viz. at 6 in the Summer, and 7 in the Winter, and 11 and at 4 and 6 in the Evening throughout the year, Sacrament is administer'd once every first and third Sunday of the Month, and Good Friday at 12, but on Christmas Day, Easter and Whit Sundays at 7 and 12; Sermon on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, most Holy Days, and all publick Days appointed by the Government, in the Forenoon.

St. Anthony, commonly called St. Antholin in Watling Street, is dedicated to the memory of St. Anthony called the Great, a monk born in Egypt in 251, and died 356, aged 105. This Parish contains 185 Dwelling Houses; Morning Prayers every Day at 6 in the Summer, and 7 in the Winter and on all Holy Days at 11; there are Morning lectures throughout the year, at 6 in the Summer and 7 in the Winter.

etc., etc.

An exact and compleat List of the Flying Coaches, Stage Coaches, Waggons, and Carriers, with the Inns they come to, and the Days of the Week they go out of London; collated this present Year 1721.

Note, m. signifies Monday, t. Tuesday, w. Wednesday, th. Thursday, f. Friday, s. Saturday; Fl. Co. Flying Coach, Co. Stage Coach, Wag. Waggon, and Car. Carrier.

Abington, Co. Saracen's Head in Bridge Street, th. f. Car. ditto, th.

Aborn, Wag. White Swan, Holbourn Hill, t.

Acton, Co. Talbot in the Strand, every day, Summer and Winter

Ailesbury, Co. Crown in Holbourn, m. w. f. Black Swan ditto, t. th. f. Car, Saracen's Head, Snow Hill, w. Crown, Warwick Lane, w.

Aldenham, Car. White Horse, Holbourn Bridge, w.

Amersham, Car. White Swan, Holbourn Bridge, s.

Ampthill, Car. Rose and Crown, St. John Street, w.

Andover, Car. King's Arms, Holbourn Bridge, th.

Arundel, Car. Queen's Head, Southwark, m. w.

Ashbourn, Car. Castle, Wood Street, m.

Ashby de la Zouche, Car. Axe in Aldermanbury, m.

Ashdon, Car. Two Swans without Bishopsgate, t.

Ashford, Car. Star, Fish Street Hill, th.

Ashwell, Car. Catherine Wheel, Bishopsgate Street, t. Cock in Old Street, t.

Baldock, Car. Red Lion, Red Cross Street, t. f.

Banbury, Co. Bell, Holbourn, t. th. s. Car. Ram, West Smithfield, th.

Barkhamstead, Co. Bell, Mid Holbourn, t. th. s.

Barking, Co. Three Nuns, Whitechapel, every day. Py'd Bull ditto, every day.

Barnet, Co. Cross Keys, St. John Street, twice a day.

Barnstaple, Car. Bull and Mouth within Aldersgate, s.

etc., etc.


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