City. Leadenhall Street (E1) Derives its name from one of the principal gates of the City-styled in the reign of King Edgar, Ealdgate, or Oldgate-under which passed one of the Roman roads leading into London. Among the records of the City of London is a lease granting, in 1374, the whole of the dwelling-house above the gate of Aidgate to Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet, author of Canterbury Tales. Close to the old pump at Aidgate, at the junction of Leadenhall Street and Fenchurch Street, lived the indefatigable antiquary John Stow, whose name no historian can inscribe without feelings of reverence and gratitude. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. II, pp. 332-3)