Black Raven
   On the west side of Bishopsgate, No. 136. In Bishopsgate Ward Without. Contains an old-fashioned staircase.
   There is a 17th-century token of the Black Raven and an old handbill relating to the house is dated 1791 (N. and Q. (1911) 11th S. III. p. 2).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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