London Workhouse
   On the west side of Bishopsgate Street (Strype, 1720-Elmes, 1831).
   "Crown Yard" in O. and M. 1677.
   Founded by Act of Parliament in 1649 for the relief and employment of the poor. Constituted a body corporate 1662, the governors being the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, etc. Recently (1831) pulled down (Elmes).
   Site now occupied by Liverpool Street Station and the railway lines.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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