Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague St
reet (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel
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Named after the Black Lion Inn which is mentioned by Charles Dickens in Barnaby Rudge (1840), it was certainly in existence by 1746
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