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17th Century Tokens : Stony_Lane-Three_Crane_Yard 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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Stony Lane (Tooley Street)

Sir John Fastolfe has his great house in Stoney Lane, which was of such pretensions as to be called a palace, and here the mother of the Duke of York, afterwards Edward IV, was lodged once upon occasion. The house is spoken of at the time as "ffostal." --[R. and N., 32.]
W411: Southwark, Stony Lane (Tooley Street) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A ship
THE SHIP AT THE STON STRETE
R  I H L
END IN SOVTHWARKE I H L
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Three Crane Yard

There was a Three Crane Yard between the George and the White Hart, Southwark; and another inn of the same name on the Bankside is referred to by the old gossip Pepys. Under date 1666 he states: "When we could endure no more upon the water, we went to a little alehouse on the Bankside over against the Three Cranes, and there staid till it was dark almost, and saw the fire grow, and, as it grew darker, appeared more and more, and in corners, and upon steeples and between churches and houses, as far as we could see up the hill of the City, in a most horrid, malicious bloody flame, not like the fair flame of an ordinary fire."

In Three Crane Alley (mentioned as near to Tooley Street) was also situated a small wooden meeting-house occupied by a society of Particular Baptists, The pastor was one Thomas Wilcox, born 1622, who escaped from the Plague of London over into Southwark, and was minister of this congregation until his death, in 1687. The maps of Rockque and Horwood do not mention any house called the Three Cranes in Tooley Street, and it is very doubtful where to place this token. It may have been by an error of the die-sinker that it was referred to St Olives or Tooley Street.

W414: Southwark, Three Crane Yard (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  Three cranes (birds)
AT THE 3 CRANES
R  S E S
IN S OLIVES STREETE S E S
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