Maiden Lane

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Topic Originator: Patrick
Post Date September 27, 2016 @ 5:25 PM
 Maiden Lane
 Maiden Lane

September 27, 2016 @ 5:25 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I was asked recently by a visitor why Maiden Lane is so named. I had to say I didn't know. Does anybody know the reason, please?

Robert Riley
November 23, 2016 @ 7:53 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I was born and lived in Maiden Lane until 1987, so became curious about the name myself. It is, so I understand, a polite re-naming from an earlier time (I think the 16th-17th centuries) when it was known as "Midden Lane" (obviously not a very important thoroughfare then, although it possessed at least one important late-mediaeval building, Digby House). In the Middle Ages it was known as Cornewansty: no-one has been able to establish why...