Holborn Bars
   Across Holborn, at its western end, at Gray's Inn Lane, being the western boundary of the City (Rocque, 1746).
   First mention: "Bar of Holeburne," temp. H. III. (Anc. Deeds, B. 2386).
   Other names : "Bar of the old Temple," 24 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m. 112). "Holeburne extra Barram Templi," 30 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m.). "Bar of Pourte Pole," 1328 (Ct. H.W. I. 340). "Holburnebarre," 1399 (ib. II. 341).
   The bars were removed in the 18th century, but the name still survives and the site is marked by two granite obelisks, one at the end of Gray's Inn Road and the other near Staple Inn.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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