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London Inn of the Bishop of Lincoln

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Southampton House; Old Temple

In the civil parish of Camden.
In the historic county of London and Middlesex.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Camden.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Middlesex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ31008157
Latitude 51.51776° Longitude -0.11301°

London Inn of the Bishop of Lincoln has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.


London Inn of the bishop of Lincoln. Purchased from Templers by Bishop Robert de Chesney (1148-68).

Beyond the barres had ye in old time a Temple builded by the Templars, whose order first began in the yeare of Christ 1118. in the 19. of Henry the first. This Temple was left and fell to ruine since the yeare 1184. when the Templars had builded them a new Temple in Fleet streete, neare to the Riuer of Thames. A great part of this old Temple was pulled downe but of late in the yeare 1595. Adioyning to this old Temple, was sometime the Bishop of Lincolnes Inne, wherein he lodged when he repayred to this City. Robert de Curars Bishop of Lincolne, builded it about the yeare 1147. Iohn Russell Bishop of Lincolne, Chauncellor of England in the raigne of Richard the third, was lodged there. It hath of late yeares belonged to the Earles of Southampton, and therefore called Southampton house. Master Ropar hath of late builded much there, by meanes whereof part of the ruines of the old Temple were seene to remaine builded of Cane stone, round in forme as the new Temple by Temple barre and other Temples in England. Beyond this old Temple, and the Bishoppe of Lincolnes house, is New streete, so called in the raigne of H. the 3. when he of a lewes house founded the house of Conuerts, betwixt the old Temple and the new. (Stow)

Lincoln's Inn law chambers adjoin on the W but do not seem to be the site of the Bishops' of Lincoln Inn but, rather that of the Inn of the Bishops of Chichester. Lincoln's Inn is said to take its name from the Henry de Lacy, third Earl of Lincoln.
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