A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
Title of work: A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster
Type of publication: City guide/history
Author: John Strype
Year of publication: 1720
Page/volume number: Book 1, Chapter 5
An Elizabethan fox hunt ends near the City walls
These Conduits used to be in former times visited: And particularly, on the 18th of Sept. 1562. the Lord Maior [Harper] Aldermen, and many Worshipful Persons; and divers of the Masters and Wardens of the Twelve Companies, rid to the Conduit Heads for to see them after the old Custom: And afore Dinner they hunted the Hare, and killed her, and thence to Dinner at the Head of the Conduit. There was a good Number, entertained with good Cheer by the Chamberlain. And after Dinner they went to hunting the Fox. There was a great Cry for a Mile; and at length the Hounds killed him at the End of S. Giles's. Great Hallowing at his Death, and blowing of Hornes: And thence the Lord Maior, with all his Company, rode through London to his Place in Lumbard-street.