Broken Seld
   Described variously as a place, a tavern and a tenement on the south side of Westchepe opposite le Standard in the Ward of Bread Street in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street.
   From this description it would appear to have been situated at the north-east corner of Bread Street.
   Earliest mention: 1301 (Ct. H.W. II. 39).
   In 1332 it is described as a tavern in the possession of Ric. Costantyn (ib. I. 374).
   In 1339 it is described as a void place, as though the building had been removed. At this time it belonged to Reginald de Conductu.
   In 1412 it had been raised to the dignity of a sherriff's Compter (Cal. L. Bk. I. p. 109).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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