Aldersgate Street

City (EC1) "Aeldresgate, or Aldersgate, so called not of Aldrich or of Elders, that is to say, ancient men, builders thereof; not of Eldarne (Alder) trees, growing there more abundantly than in other places, as some have fabled; but for the very antiquity of the gate itself, as being one of the first gates of the City, and serving for the northern parts, as Aldgate for the east " (Reference: Strype's Stow, p. 18) . In 1617 the gate described by Stow as above was demolished, and a new one erected. Another ancient name was Aldrichegate, which by 1460 had become Aldresgate.