Serjeants' Inn, Chancery Lane
   On the east side of Chancery Lane, west of Clifford's Inn, in Farringdon Ward Without (O.S. 1875-80).
   For Honourable Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law.
   First mention: The messuage called " Grey's Place " in parish of St. Dunstan in the West between messuage called Clifford's Inne east, a lane called Chanceler lane west, a messuage called the " Rolles" north leased by the Bishop of Ely to the serjeants-at-law, 12 H. VII. (Add. MS. 5627, f. 38).
   In the Rentals of the Bishopric of Ely, 2 Ed. VI., mention is made of a "Farm in Chancery Lane called 'le Serjant In' " (Add. Roll, 34274).
   It is said to have been called Farringdon Inn and to have been acquired by the Serjeants 1414-15.
   In Strype's time it was old and very much decayed and the Front part lately rebuilt was let out as Shops. The Hall had also been rebuilt and was large and good (ed. 1720, 1. iii. 277).
   The Society was dissolved in 1876 and the Inn sold by auction 1877 and eventually pulled down.
   Site now covered by shops and business houses.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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