Bull Inn

   1) On the north side of Leadenhall Street at No. 152 (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).
   Earliest mention: Tenement called "le Bull super le Hope" and a tenement adjoyning called "le Bull," in parish of St. Peter Cornhill and Ward of Limestrete, 34 H. VIII. 1542 (L. and P. H. VIII. D.S. Vol, XVII. p. 214).
   It seems to have been called the Black Bull (q.v.) in 1625, (End Ch. Rep. St. Peter, Cornhill, 1903, p. 2).
   Site now occupied by offices and chambers.
   2) On the north side of Holborn, west of Hatton Garden, in Farringdon Ward Without (O.S. 1880).
   First mention: Lockie, 1810.
   Former name : "Black Bull Inn" (O. and M. 1677-Horwood, 1799).
   Site now covered by Gamage's shops.
   3) West out of Bishopsgate Street, at No. 91. In Bishopsgate Ward (Within) (Hatton, 1708-O.S. 1848-51).
   The site is shown on the O.S. 1875.
   Former name : "Black Bull Inn" (1615, H. MSS. Com. 8th Rep. 435b. Strype, ed. 1720 I. ii. 105 and 107).
   Strype uses both names.
   Hatton, 1708, describes it as a passage to Broad Street.
   Site is now occupied by Palmerston House.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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