The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

Furnival's Inn.

The lords of Furnival, who make so conspicuous a figure in our military history, from the warlike days of Richard Coeur de Lion to those of the Black Prince, possessed on the north side of , near , a splendid city residence, which went by the family name. In the reign of Richard II. the family became extinct in the male line, and fell by marriage into the possession of the earls of Shrewsbury, with whom it remained till the reign of Edward VI. Francis, the then earl, in consideration of sold the premises to the society of , and that society converted them into a separate inn of court, holding of Lincoln's for payment of yearly.

The buildings having fallen into a state of great decay, they were lately entirely removed, and on the site, which is of considerable extent, a new court of chambers has been erected, which yields in elegance to none of the other inns of court.

The front of the inn, which ranges with the houses on the north side of , is perfectly plain of brick; in the centre is a portico of Ionic columns, raised on a basement, in which is the entrance to the inn.

The society of is governed by a principal and ancients.

The ARMS of FURNIVAL'S INN are ar, a bend between martlets all within a border az.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript