The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
A neat edifice, but the interior is totally devoid of ornament. This school originated in the petition to parliament of benevolent clergymen, in the of Henry VI. of whom, John Neel, or Neil, was master of the hospital of St. Thomas of Acres. For many years this seminary was kept in the , but it was subsequently removed to . boys are here instructed in grammatical learning, &c. and the master is allowed a dwelling, in addition to his annual salary. Among the learned men who have been masters of this school, was Mr. William Baxter, nephew to the famous Richard Baxter, and author of the Dictionary of British Antiquities, published under the title of Glossarium Antiquitates Britannicarum. He died .
Adjoining Mercers'-school, are porches covered with sculpture of flowers, fruit, &c., the principal part with an arched pediment supported by elegant consoles. The whole is in the elaborate and heavy style of the latter part of the century.
On the south side of is
 Vide ante, vol. i. p. 160.