Poppin's Court.-North out of Fleet Street, at No.111, to St. Bride's Street (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.
First mention: O.S.1875.
Former names: "Poppings Court" (Horwood, 1799-Elmes, 1831). "Poppings Alley" (Rocque, 1746-Strype, ed. 1755). "Poppinge Alley" (O. and M. 1677). "Popinjoy Alley," "Poppinger Alley" (Strype). " Popingey Alley" (Strype, ed. 1720 I. iii. 277) "Papinger Ally" (Leake, 1666). "Popyngey Alley," 1568 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 105).
The site was formerly occupied by the hostel of the Abbot and Convent of Cicestre called "Popyngaye" (q.v.), of which the present name is a corruption, as shown in the forms set out above.
Northern end cut off 1870 in forming the new street from Holborn Circus to Ludgate Circus.