Embroiderers' Almshouses
   On the west side of St. Peter's Hill, between that street and Bennet Hill, south of the College of Arms (Strype, 1720 and 1755).
   First mention: Six new built tenements erected by David Smithe and bequeathed by him to the Mayor and Commonalty for six poor widows,-built upon the back of the capital messuage late of Sir Adrian Poyninges towards St. Peter's Hill within the ward of Castle Baynard, to be called "poore widowes alley" or "poore widowes Inne," Woodmongers' Hall being at the west end of the alley with the College of Heralds to the north, 1587 (Lond. I. p.m. III. 108).
   Built by David Smith, Embroiderer to Q. Elizabeth and called "Embroiderers' Alms Houses." Rebuilt by Sir Thomas Fitch (Strype, ed. 1720 I. iii. 229).
   The site is now occupied by Queen Victoria Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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