Monday, April 11, 2011

Crutched Friars

Like most parts of London, if you find a pub or a street with a name like this then there is history associated with the name.
The area near Tower Hill was named after a group of Friars arrived here around 1244. They wore a wooden cross around their neck and had a red fabric cross on their habit. Thus "crutched" an old word for cross.

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