The Deanery of St. Paul's
   On the west side of Dean's Court at No. 1 (P.O. Directory). In Castle Baynard Ward.
   The house of the Dean in St. Paul's Churchyard is mentioned in a deed of 1274 (MS. D. and C. St. Paul's, Press A. Box 3, 676).
   Malcolm describes the Deanery as having been built by Ralph de Langdon, Dean, 1145 (III. P. 16).
   Stow describes it as follows : "The Dean's lodging on the south-west side of St. Paul's is a fayre olde House, with the Lodgings of the Prebendaries and Residenciaries" (S. 373).
   Other names : "Dean of St. Paul's House" (O. and M. 1677, and Strype). Strype says the house, as it existed in his time, was built by Sir Joseph Sheldon, Sheriff, 1666-7, died, 1681 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 230).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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