London Houses
   Roman tiles used in the walls of houses were 17 in. long, 11 in. wide and 11/2 in. thick. The draining tiles made to fit into each other were 12 in. to 25 in. long, 4 in. to 8 in. in diameter.
   The tiles were stamped with the names of Roman legions and cohorts in particular localities (R. Smith, Illus. of Roman London, pp. 114 and 116).
   Houses were distinguished by signs in early times, as shown in views of the City, and the houses began to be numbered only about 1764, New Burlington Street being the first street so distinguished and Lincoln's Inn Fields the second. All the houses in the principal streets in the City were numbered when Horwood's map was published in 1799.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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