This is an early 15th century name for a vacant plot nine feet wide running from Bugle Street to the town walls about mid-way between Westgate Street and Blue Anchor Lane. It is described in 1454 as having formerly been a lane leading to the town walls. Its earlier names are Granttes Lane (13th century) and Mounes Lane (14th century). It was probably named from Robert le Mercyr, a 13th century resident.
(Note: The Merces Lane mentioned in the Black Book, Volume III may or may not be a different lane)


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