The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
Adjoining Sergeant's-inn, is Clifford's-inn, so called, from its original owners, the noble family of Clifford. About , the widow of Robert de Clifford demised it to a society of students in the common law. None of the other inns of court can shew a title so ancient. The inn has courts and a small garden; and is under the government of a principal and rulers The hall is a plain Gothic structure, with windows emblazoned with armorial bearings. It was repaired and decorated in ; on the hall is a small turret.
The ARMS of CLIFFORD'S INN are checkey and az. a fesse , all within a bordure charged with bezants.