E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sermon Lane (Doctors Commons, London).
A corruption of Shere-moniers Lane (the lane of the money-shearers or clippers, whose office it was to cut and round the metal to be stamped into money). The Mint was in the street now called Old Change. (Maitland: London, ii. 880.)