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VIEW THE CHANCERY LANE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CHANCERY LANE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CHANCERY LANE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CHANCERY LANE AREA IN THE 1860s
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Chancery Lane

Chancery Lane originated as a 'new lane' created by the Knights Templar from their original 'old Temple' on the site of the present Southampton Buildings on Holborn, in order access to their newly acquired property to the south of Fleet Street (the present Temple) sometime before 1161.

Historically, the street was associated with the legal profession, an association which continues to the present day; however, consulting firms, ancillary businesses and the Maughan Library also occupy the street. Lincoln's Inn occupies most of the western side north of Carey Street.

The principal building of the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, is at No. 113. Ede and Ravenscroft, the oldest tailors in London, have their main (and historic) outlet and offices at No. 93, which is also their outlet for legal dress. The London Silver Vaults are located at the northern end of Chancery Lane.

Note that the marker shows the location of the tube station rather than the street.

Chancery Lane tube station lies at the junction of Holborn and Gray's Inn Road, a short distance from Chancery Lane's northern end.

The station was opened by the Central London Railway (CLR) on 30 July 1900. The original, disused station building is on the north side of High Holborn at nos. 31–33, approximately 400 feet to the west, closer to High Holborn's junction with Chancery Lane. Originally, provided with four lifts between ground and platform levels, the station was rebuilt in the early 1930s to operate with escalators. It was not possible to construct the inclined escalator shaft between the platforms and the existing entrance and so a new sub-surface ticket hall was constructed below the road junction. The old entrance building became redundant and, in recognition of the location of the new entrance, the station was renamed Chancery Lane (Gray's Inn), although the suffix subsequently fell out of use.

It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it. After World War II this was turned into Kingsway telephone exchange. Access to the shelter was via the original station building and lift shaft as well as subsidiary entrances in Furnival Street and Took's Court.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Chancery Lane:   Chancery Lane originated as a 'new lane' created by the Knights Templar from their original 'old Temple' on the site of the present Southampton Buildings on Holborn, in order access to their newly acquired property to the south of Fleet Street (the present Temple) sometime before 1161.
Temple Bar:   Temple Bar is the point in London where Fleet Street, City of London, becomes the Strand, Westminster, and where the City of London traditionally erected a barrier to regulate trade into the city.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Houghton Street (1906):   A greengrocer's on the corner of Houghton Street and Clare Market (behind The Strand) in 1906 just before demolition.
New Inn Passage (1901):   The corner of Houghton Street and New Inn Passage taken on a 1901 photo just prior to the clearence of the area for the Aldwych-Kingsway improvement scheme.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldwych, WC2 · Atkin Building, WC1R · Australia House, WC2B · Back Hill, EC1R · Backhill, EC1R · Baldwin Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, WC1X · Bedford Row, WC1R · Bell Yard, WC2A · Bouverie Street, EC4Y · Breams Buildings, EC4A · Brooke Street, EC1N · Carey Street, WC2A · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clare Market, WC2A · Clements Inn, WC2A · Clerkenwell Road, EC1N · Clerkenwell Road, EC1R · Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4A · Cliffords Inn, EC4A · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Crane Court, EC4A · Cursitor Street, EC4A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Devereux Court, WC2R · Dyers Buildings, EC1N · Eagle Street, WC1R · Emerald Street, WC1N · Essex Court, EC4Y · Essex Street, WC2R · Falcon Court, EC4Y · Fetter Lane, EC4A · Field Court, WC1R · Fleet Street, EC4A · Fleet Street, EC4Y · Fulwood Place, WC1V · Furnival Street, EC4A · Gough Square, EC4A · Gravel Street, EC1N · Grays Inn Place, WC1R · Grays Inn Square Chambers, WC1R · Grays Inn Square, WC1R · Great James Street, WC1N · Great New Street, EC4A · Greville St Hatton Garden, EC1N · Hand Court, WC1V · Hardwicke Building, WC2A · Hare Court, EC4Y · Hare Place, EC4Y · Hatton Garden, EC1N · Hatton Gardens, EC1N · Hatton Square, EC1N · Hatton Wall, EC1N · Hatton, EC1N · Holborn, EC1N · Houghton Street, WC2A · Inner Temple Lane, EC4Y · Jockeys Fields, WC1R · John Street, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · King?s Bench Walk, EC4Y · Kings Bench Walk, EC4Y · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kirk Street, WC1N · Laystall Street, EC1R · Leather Lane, EC1N · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Little Essex Street, WC2R · London Silver Vaults, WC2A · Masters House Temple Church, EC4Y · Mitre Court Buildings, EC4Y · New Fetter Lane, EC1N · New Fetter Lane, EC4A · New House, EC1N · New Square, WC2A · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Norwich Street, EC4A · Old Buildings, WC2A · Old Mitre Court, EC4Y · Old Square, WC2A · Pemberton Row, EC4A · Pleydell Street, EC4Y · Plough Place, EC4A · Ploughs Place, EC4A · Portpool Lane, EC1N · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Princeton Street, WC1R · Pump Court, EC4Y · Quality Court, WC2A · Raymond Buildings, WC1R · Red Lion Court, EC4A · Red Lion Street, WC1R · Richbell Place, WC1N · Rolls Passage, EC4A · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Sandland Street, WC1R · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Serjeants Inn, EC4Y · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Silver Vaults, WC2A · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · South Square, WC1R · Southampton Buildings, WC1V · Southampton Buildings, WC2A · St Clements Lane, WC2A · Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings South, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X · Staple Inn, WC1V · Star Yard, WC2A · Stone Buildings, WC2A · Temple Chambers, EC4Y · The Australia Centre, WC2B · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Took?s Court, EC4A · Tooks Court, EC4A · Verulam Buildings, WC1R · Verulam Street, WC1X · Vine Hill, EC1R · Warwick Court, WC1R · Waterhouse Square, EC1N ·


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