- Thavie's Inn
- South out of Holborn Circus (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.First mention: A tablet affixed to the first house on the west side says the Inn was founded by John Thavie, temp. Ed. III., and was judged to be extra-parochial. Said to have been demised by Isabella, widow of Robert Clifford, to "apprenticii de Banco," 18 Ed. III.Called " Davis Inne," 38 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XXI. (2), p.416).Strype says Thos. Thavie by his will 1348 gave a tenement to St. Andrew's Holborn for the fabric of the Church (ed. 1720, I. iii. 251).The will says "the tenement in which he (John) lived and three shops" (End. Ch Rep. 1898, p.4).Formerly an Inn of Chancery, appertaining to Lincoln's Inn.Purchased by the Society of Lincoln's Inn, 1550, for the use of students of the law.Sold 1771.Now used for business purposes.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.