The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas

1827

Brotherhood of St. Nicholas.

On the west side of without the gate, were certain tenements of old time, pertaining to a brotherhood of St. Nicholas, granted to the parish clerks of London, for chaplains to be kept in the chapel of , near unto the of London, in the of Henry VI. The of the houses towards the north, and against the wall of the city, was some time a large inn or court, called the Wrestlers, from such a sign; and the last in the high-street, towards the south, was

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sometime also an inn, called the Angel, from such a sign. Amongst these said tenements was, on the same street side, an entry or court to the common hall of the said parish clerks, with alms-houses, in number, adjoining, for parish-clerks, and their wives, their widows, such as were advanced in years, and not able for labour. of these, by the said brotherhood of parish-clerks was allowed the week; the other had each of them the week, according to the patent thereof granted. This brotherhood, being suppressed; in the of Edward VI. the hall, with the other buildings there, were given to Sir Robert Chester, a knight of Cambridgeshire; against whom the parish clerks commenced a suit in the reign of queen Mary; and being likely to have prevailed, the said sir Robert Chester pulled down the hall, sold the timber, stone, and lead, and thereupon the suit was ended. The alms-houses remained in queen Elizabeth's hands.

 
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 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
CHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
CHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
CHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
CHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
CHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
CHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
CHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
CHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
CHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
CHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward