Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street
   On the south side of Fleet Street, adjoining the east side of the Temple precincts, in Farringdon Ward Without (O.S. 1880).
   Another house of the Serjeants-at-Law.
   First mention: "le Sergeantes Inne," 36 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XIX. (1), p.177).
   It was the property of the Dean and Chapter of York, and prior to its occupation by the Serjeants, temp. H. VIII., it had been used as a private dwelling house (N. and Q.11th S. IV. p.73).
   Granted to Edward Montague, 3 Ed. VI. (Pat. R. Ed. VI.). Claim contested by the Serjeants, 1606 (H. MSS. Com. Beaulieu, p.50).
   Burnt in the Fire and rebuilt in a more fair, substantial and uniform manner (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 277).
   In the 18th century the Serjeants here removed to the Chancery Lane Inn and this hall was taken by the Amicable Assurance Society, 1737. Now occupied by the Church of England Sunday School Institute (N. and Q. 11th S. VI. p.67).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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