East India House
   At the north-west corner of Lime Street (Horwood, 1799), extending to Leadenhall Market. In Lime Street Ward. The offices of the East India Company.
   The original edifice only occupied the western portion of the area eventually covered by the House, and is shown on O. and M. map, 1677, at some little distance from Lime Street corner. Strype says the house was formerly Sir William Craven's, "with spacious rooms, very commodious for such a Publick Concern," and was let to the East India Co. by the Earl of Craven at a yearly rent (ed. 1720, I. ii. 88 and 89). It is shown in the same position on Strype's maps as on O. and M. and also on Rocque's map, 1764. Rebuilt 1726.
   It was enlarged and an eastern wing added by Jupp in 1799. This extension, as shown in Horwood, embraced the site of Benbridges' or Penbrigges' inn (q.v.).
   Called "India House," Horwood.
   The East India Co. was incorporated by charter in 1600 and dissolved 1858.
   The House was sold and taken down 1861 and East India Avenue, etc., erected on the site 1863-4.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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