Wood Street, London

Wood Street is a street in the City of London, England. The street crosses Gresham Street as it runs north-south. It today lies in the wards of Bassishaw (north of Gresham Street) and Cheap (south of Gresham Street).

There is a police station, which serves as the headquarters of the City of London Police, on the street at the corner of Love Lane.

ee also

*88 Wood Street
*Basinghall Street


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  • Wood Street —    North out of Cheapside, at No.122, to London Wall (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Within and Cripplegate Ward Within.    First mention: Wodestrata, 1156 7 (Cal. Doc. in France, p.156).    Other forms : Wude strate, Rich. I .(Anc. Deeds, A …   Dictionary of London

  • Wood Street Compter —    On the east side of Wood Street, in Cripplegate Ward Within.    One of the Sheriffs Prisons.    First mention: The Compter in Bread Street was removed to Wood Street in 1555 (S. 298) and Greyfriars Chronicle (Cam. Soc.), p.96.    Burnt in the… …   Dictionary of London

  • Wood Street Square —    West out of Hart Street at No.3 at its junction with Monkwell Street, in Farringdon Ward Within (P.O. Directory).    First mention: 1871.    Former names: Chapel Court (Horwood, 1799 Elmes, 1831). Lambs Chapel Court (Strype, ed. 1720 Lond.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Wood Street Counter — The Wood Street Counter, or Wood Street Compter, was a small prison within the City of London in England. It was primarily a debtors prison, and also held people accused of such misdemeanors as public drunkness, although some wealthier prisoners… …   Wikipedia

  • Wood Street railway station — Infobox London station name = Wood Street railcode = WST manager = National Express East Anglia zone = 4 locale = Walthamstow borough = Waltham Forest start = 1873 platforms = 2 railexits0405 = 0.418 railexits0506 = 0.339 railexits0607 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Wood-street Compter — The name which was given to an ancient London prison …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Commercial Street (London) — Commercial Street, looking south. The spire of Christ Church is to the left, Spitalfields Market to the right. (February 2007) Commercial Street is a road in Tower Hamlets, east London that runs north to south from Shoreditch High Street to… …   Wikipedia

  • Castle Inn, Wood Street —    On the east side of Wood Street at No. 26, in Cripplegate Ward Within, a few doors north of Gresham Street.    With a passage to Addle Street (Hatton, 1708 Elmes, 1831).    First mention: Bristall s house called the Castle in Wood Street, 14 H …   Dictionary of London

  • (St.) Michael Wood Street —    On the west side of Wood Street, and north side of Huggin Lane. In Cripplegate Ward Within (O.S. 1880).    The parish extends into Farringdon Ward Within.    First mention found in records : St. Michael of Wood Street, temp. Rich. I. (Anc.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Alban (St.), Wood Street —    On the east side of Wood Street, at the corner of Little Love Lane (P.O. Directory). In Cripplegate Ward Within.    Earliest mention found in records: Temp. John. St. Alban Wudestrate (Anc. Deeds, A. 2484).    Other forms: St. Alban de… …   Dictionary of London

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