Victorian London - Markets - Fleet Market

FLEET MARKET. A market for meat and vegetables off the west side of Farringdon-street, and removed Nov.20th, 1829, to its present site from the very centre of Farringdon-street immediately over Fleet Ditch, where it had stood since Sept.30th 1737, on the removal of the Stocks Market, that the present Mansion House might be erected in its place.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

from Walter Thornbury, Old and New London, c1880