Botolph Alley and Botolph Lane

City (EC3) Believed to have been named from the Church of St. Botolph, which, according to Stow, had existed ever since the time of Edward the Confessor. After its destruction by fire, Sir Josiah Child rented the ground where the chancel stood. In 1693 he formed out of it the passage to Botolph's Wharf. (Reference: Smith's Streets of London, p. 421)