Fenchurch Street

City (EC3) Took its name "from a fennie or moorish ground, so made by means of this borne" (stream) "which passed through it, and therefore until this day .is called by the name of Langbourne." (Reference: Strype's Stow, Bk. ii, p. 151) Here formerly stood Northumberland House, the residence, in the fifteenth century, of the Percys, Earls of Northumberland. In the reign of Henry VII its fine gardens were converted into bowling-alleys. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. II, p. 323)