The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
The executors of Dr. John Mackworth, who was dean of Lincoln in the reign of Henry VI. gave a house which he possessed in London, on the south side of , to the dean and chapter of Lincoln, on condition that they should find a priest, to perform divine service in the chapel of St. George, within the cathedral church of Lincoln, where the dean lies interred. Mackworth Inn, as it was then called, was afterwards leased by a gentleman of the name of Lionel Barnard, after whom it has ever since been called. It is styled in the records the inn of Chancery, but is now among those which are of the least importance. The hall is a small building, with square windows, mullions, and a transom. The whole are filled with stained glass. On the roof is a small turret. The interior is neat, and contains some good portraits, particularly of that learned, upright, and intrepid judge, sir John Holt. The ARMS of BARNARD'S INN are per pale indented ermine, on sa. a chevron frettie or.