Bag Row, or Bagge Row, was formerly a name for the extreme southern end of St Mary Street, where it curved to merge into East Street. The name is medieval, at least 14th century, and presumably derived from that of Richard Bagge, a local property owner of that period. An alternative interpretation, without documentary support and contrary to all the evidence, equates Bag Row with the middle stretch of St Mary Street, and describes it as part of Kingsland.
Bag Row was also called the Causeway in the early 19th century because it was a much-used traditional link between East Street and St Mary Street.
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