The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
This mansion had gardens to the water-side, and had several possessors. In the reign of Henry VIII. it belonged to the see of Carlisle; it was afterwards inhabited by the earls of Bedford, and known by the names of Bedford and Russel-house. From them it came to the earls of Worcester, when it assumed the name of
Edmund, the last earl of Worcester, died in this house, . From him, it descended to his eldest son, Henry, afterwards created duke of Beaufort. This mansion then changed its name to that of
but it was soon after pulled down, and a smaller residence built near . This house was burnt down through the carelessness of a servant, and never rebuilt. Mr. Pennant informs us, that the great earl of Clarendon lived in this house before his own was built, and paid for it the extravagant rent of per annum.