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17th Century Tokens : Castle_Street-Crucifix_Lane in Southwark

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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Castle Street and Yard

Southwark Castle referred to by Aubrey was probably the house which, in 1531, was called "Guldeford Castle at Suthwerk."

It was given in 1509 by Sir Thomas Brandon to Lady Guylford, and had been held by Brandon of the Bishops of Winchester.

It probably gave its name to Castle Street and Guildford Street. --[R. and N., 63.]

W203: Southwark, Castle Street and Yard (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A boot
RICHARD HODGKINE
R  R B H
IN CASTLE STRETE R B H
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W204: Southwark, Castle Street and Yard (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A boot, S H
SAMVELL HODGKINE S H
R  A boot, S H
IN CASTELL STREETE S H
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W205: Southwark, Castle Street and Yard (Farthing): (1659)
O  1659
EDMVND PERKINS IN 1659
R  E M P
CSATLE STREETE E M P
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Chain Gate

"Chain Gate," says Stow, "is a fine open place, well-buit, and inhabited, and is the third alley on the west side towards the Bridge."
W209: Southwark, Chain Gate (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Butchers' Arms
NICHOLAS MOORE AT YE
R  N L M
CHEANE GATE SOVTHWA N L M
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W210: Southwark, Chain Gate (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
THE RED LION CHAINED
R  G K T
GATE IN SOVTHWARKE G K T
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W211: Southwark, Churchyard Alley (Tooley Street) (Farthing): (1665)
O  A rose and thistle
WILL BARNES 1665
R  TOOLEY STREET
CHVRCH YARD ALLEY TOOLEY STREET
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Counter Lane

So called from the ancient prison called the "Compter," which was situate in Mill Lane, Tooley Street, and was the prison for the City Court of Record, and also used for prisoners committed by the Court of Conscience. It was a most horrible place; no bedding or even straw was allowed; no fire, no medical attendance, and no religious attention.
W215: Southwark, Counter Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  S M S
SAMVEL SMITH S M S
R  IN SOVTHWARKE
IN COVNTER LANE IN SOVTHWARKE
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W216: Southwark, Counter Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A dog coming out of a wood
MARK WYN BEHIND THE
R  M E W
COVNTER SOVTHWARK M E W
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Crucifix Lane

The Lane probably derived its name from a large cross that stood hard by, or possibly from the Christopher Inn, which existed near to the Lane.
W219: Southwark, Crucifix Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  T A A
THO ADAMSAND BAKER T A A
R  AT HORSIE DOWNE
IN CRVCIFIX LANE AT HORSIE DOWNE
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