The Rochester Bridge Trust

Providing passage over, under, or across the River Medway from medieval times to the modern day.

Leadenhall Street and Shaft Alley 129 to 139

129 to 139 Leadenhall Street and Shaft Alley, St. Andrew Undershaft, Unknown, United Kingdom

Land use: Commercial

Physical Description

This trapezoid-shaped piece of land in the City of London with 123 feet of frontage to the north side of Leadenhall Street and return frontage along both sides of Shaft Alley comprised 21 small tenements, warehouses, and shops in the late 16th century. Thomas Badeslades 1719 plan and elevation show 4 or 5 storeys on the buildings along Leadenhall Street, and Daniel Alexanders 1797 plan and elevation show 4 storeys on the tenements in Shaft Alley. Over the centuries these premises were combined and let in various configurations. The 1874 survey, based on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map, shows a concentration of the site in just nine premises, numbered 131-139 Leadenhall Street, and describes the property as follows:

131 Leadenhall Street, City of London
Ship and Turtle Tavern & Premises let to Messrs. Charles James Painter and Adolphus Edward Painter

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
216 The Ship and Turtle Tavern offices, tap, and premises 0. 0. 13 13
217 Shafts Alley 0. 0. 2 5
  Total 0. 0. 15 18

132 Leadenhall Street, City of London
House, Shop, and Offices let to Mr. George Heiron

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
218 House, Shop, and Offices 0. 0. 2 29

133 Leadenhall Street, City of London
House, Shop, and Tenement let to Mr. Mark Wolff

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
219 House, shop, and tenement 0. 0. 3 9

134 and 135 Leadenhall Street, City of London
House, Warehouse and Premises let to Mr. Edward Leopold Aves

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
220 House, Warehouses, and Offices 0. 0. 10 0
221 Court Yard 0. 0. 1 16
  Total 0. 0. 11 16

136 and 137 Leadenhall Street, City of London
Two Houses, Shop, & Offices let to Messrs. James and B.H. Hartley

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
222 Two Houses, shops, and offices 0. 0. 7 19

138 Leadenhall Street, City of London
House and Offices let to Mr. James Burness

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
223 Houses and offices 0. 0. 4 1

139 Leadenhall Street, City of London
House, Shop, and Offices let to Mr. William Smith

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
224 House, shop, and Offices 0. 0. 7 13

131-139 Leadenhall Street, City of London

Estate Map Number Description Quantity
    A. R. P. Yds
  Total 0. 1. 12 14

       Click here to see property plan

RBT: E01/02/113, pp. 38-44. Book of Reference to the Map of the Rochester Bridge Estates in the Counties of Kent and Essex and in the City of London. 1874. This schedule represents the estate as it existed in 1874 and as plotted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map. Between 1875 and 1914 both the Book of Reference and the accompanying estate plan were annotated with subsequent sales, purchases, land exchanges, and changes in tenancy, all of which are explained in the property comments in the appropriate places in the database.

In 1881 the site was redeveloped and let on two building leases: the premises on the west side of Shaft Alley were torn down and rebuilt as an office building named the Rochester Building, and the premises on the east side of Shaft Alley, including the alley itself, were incorporated into The Ship and Turtle Tavern.

Adjusted Acreage

Since the outer boundaries and superficial area of the site did not change between 1577 and 1914, the overall measurement of 0a.1r.12p. and 14 square yards, based on the Ordnance Survey map, has been used throughout the period and apportioned among the various small tenements by planimeter measurement of the 18th-century plans.

Rent Analysis

The total rent for the site rose steadily throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and then spectacularly during the late 18th and 19th centuries. In 1577 the total rent was £43 6s.8d (£132 4s.2d. per acre); by 1914 it had increased over two orders of magnitude to £4,746 10s.6d. (£14,481 5s.4d. per acre.)

       Click here to download our raw data for Leadenhall Street: .ods .xls

Show dates between and

No Charts are associatedwith this property.

Show dates between and
Twitter
Rochester Bridge Trust University of Kent E.S.R.C
School of History
Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX
Tel: 01227 827665 / 823837
Fax: 01227 827258