Gresham House
   On the east side of Old Broad Street at No. 24, with an entrance from Bishopsgate (P.O. Directory). In Broad Street Ward and Bishopsgate Ward Within.
   Built 1855. Architects, Sir Wm. Tite and E. M. Clifton (Welch, p. 208).
   It occupies the site of the old mansion of Sir Thomas Gresham, which he erected in the 16th century in Bishopsgate Street (S. 175). By his will he appointed the house to be used as a college, and it was used and known as Gresham College (q.v.) until 1768, when the site was made over to the Crown for a perpetual rent of £500 per annum. The Excise Office was then erected as shown in Horwood (1799), but was removed to Somerset House in 1848, and in 1853 the site was sold for £136,044 and the present buildings erected for offices and business purposes.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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