Leathersellers' Almshouses
   Erected by the Leathersellers in Clarke's Court, Bishopsgate, founded 1544.
   In White's Alley, Coleman Street, 1617. In Hart Street, Cripplegate, 1612, on the north side (Lockie, 1816-Elmes, 1831).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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