College of Arms
   On the north side of Queen Victoria Street at No. 135 in Castle Baynard's Ward, west of St. Peter's Hill (P.O. Directory).
   First mention: "Colledge of the Harroldes," 1587 (Lond. I. p.m. III. 108).
   Other names : "Heralds' Office," 1670 (L. and P. Chas. II. 1669-70 p. 566). "Heralds' College," (Lockie, 1810). "College of Heralds " (Elmes, 1831). Given to the Heralds, 1555, by Queen Mary (S. 370).
   Formerly called "Darby House" (q.v.) and "Garter House" (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 225).
   Burnt in the Fire and to be rebuilt. Records preserved (L. and P. Chas. II. 1669-70, p. 566).
   Restored, 1877.
   Roman wall found near the back entrance, 3 ft. 8 in. thick at the base, being rubble to the height of 3 ft. from the footing, which stood in the gravel and sand of the bed of the Thames, then courses of Roman bricks 3 ft. 10 in. high, then 2 ft. 2 in. of rubble. The top was 5 ft. 10 in. below the surface (Arch. XL. 48). A further portion was discovered on the northern side of the way in Great Knightrider Street. From here the wall tended to the exact line of the front wall of the parish church, a little to the east (ib. 49).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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