The court was named for the nearby Adam and Eve
Medieval mystery and morality plays were acted in inn-yards on holy days, often beginning with the story of Adam and Eve
Many such inns adopted a signboard with their distinctive costume. An Adam & Eve stood in the fields about 50 yards behind Oxford Street
, approached from the road by a little lane which was built up and named Adam & Eve Court in the 1720s.
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