Ely House
   The inn or hostel of the Bishop of Ely in Holborn (S. 388).
   Granted by John de Kyrkeby, Bishop of Ely, to the bishopric of Ely, 1290.
   William de Luda gave to the bishopric "all his houses at Holeburn in the suburbs of London, except the vines and croft, which are not of the liberty of the City, but are of the County," 1298 (Ct. H.W. I. 138).
   Hall of the Bishop of Ely in Holebourn strete, formerly belonging to Christine de Bomeneye, 21 Ed. I. (Ely Epis. Records, G. 3f. 215d.).
   Thomas Arundell rebuilt the house with a new gate or front (S. 389).
   The bishop held his soke there, and in later times exemption was claimed in consequence from the Mayor's jurisdiction, but disallowed 1570.
   The Church of St. Etheldreda was formerly the Chapel of Ely House.
   Sometimes called Ely Place.
   Q. Elizabeth caused the bishop to lease some of the gardens to Sir Christopher Hatton, whose name is commemorated in Hatton Garden.
   Exchanged for 37 Dover St. 12 Geo. III. and the buildings taken down and the land let 1775.
   Ely Place, Ely Rents, etc., erected on the site.
   The house was used at the time of the Great Rebellion, 1648, for sick and wounded soldiers (H. MSS. Com. 7th Rep. 23. 139).
   There is an account of the house with plans in Trans. L. and M. Arch. Soc. V. 494.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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