IS IT ST. MICHAEL’S HILL OR WINETAVERN STREET – DIFFERENT SIDES DIFFERENT NAMES
My Grandmother always referred to this as St. Michaels Hill but my father referred to it as Winetavern Street and until recently I also referred to it as Winetavern street because that was what on any map that I had seen.
However, about a year ago, I noticed a street sign under the arch at Christ Church Cathedral indicating that it is St. Michael’s Hill.
After some research I discovered that the left hand side [East] of the street heading towards the river is St. Michael’s Hill while the other side of the street is Winetavern Street. To make things even more complicated St. Michael’s Lane was originally Christchurch Lane.
In the 17th century, taverns on Winetavern Street included the Whitehorse the Golden Lion and the King’s Head and all are long gone.