The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
This is a small hamlet on the great western road, about a mile east of Kensington church. It was formerly in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields, but now belongs to that of St. George, . Here was formerly a lazar house, or hospital, held under the church of , and destitute of endowment, though the patients were usually or in number. When, or by whom, this hospital was erected, is not known, but that it was of ancient origin is certain; for in , the inhabitants petitioned the bishop of London for leave to rebuild the chapel belonging to this house at their own cost and charges. It is a neat brick building; over the door is inscribed
It appears that this part of the western road was not very safe in the century, as the following remark occurs in some MS. additions to Norden's :
A bridge still remains, (the boundary of parish from Kensington) over the shallow stream which crosses the high road in the vicinity of this chapel.
Near , on the south side of the road, stands