Ipres Inne
   In the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, in the ward of Vintry, belonging to Lady Joan Frowyk, 22 H. VII. (Lond. I. p.m. 22 H. VII. No. 55, I. p. 23).
   She granted it to Thomas Wodde, late Justice of the King's Bench and the sergeants-at-law.
   Stow says it was named after William Ipres, a Fleming, who was the first builder. He came out of Flanders with other Flemings to the aid of King Stephen against the Empress Maud in 1138, and was so high in favour with the King that he built his house near the Tower Royal, where the King then lodged for greater safety (S. 248).
   "Ypres Inn," 8 Chas. I. (L.C.C. Deeds, Harben Bequest, 1600-1700, No. 193).
   Site shown in O.S. 1875 ed., on the north side of Great St. Thomas Apostle.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Ormond Place —    On the north side of Knightrider Street at the north west boundary of Vintry Ward, opposite Ipres Inne (S. 241).    Stow says it belonged at one time to the earls of Ormond and that Ed. IV. gave it to his wife Elizabeth, but that the house had …   Dictionary of London

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