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Pulteneys Inn

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Pulteney House; Pountney's Inn; Manor of the Rose; Redde Roos; Red Rose

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

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ32718079
Latitude 51.51066° Longitude -0.08894°

Pulteneys Inn has been described as a probable Fortified Town House.

There are no visible remains.


Licence to crenellate issued, in 1341, to Johannes de Pulteneye, for 'mansum' in London. John de Pulteney was mayor of London 1330-33 and 1336. He also obtained, at the same time, licenses for Penshurst Place and Cheveley. Pulteney House, situated in or near Candlewick Street, in the parish later called St. Lawrence Pountney in the City of London.

Pulteney's Inn, later know as the manor of the Rose, was (Sir John Pulteney's) principal residence, developed in the late 1330's with a crenellated range (possibly the hall) and a four-storeys tower at its upper end erected under a licence of 1341. The property was subsequently held by a number of distinguished magnates including the Black Prince, the earl of Arundel (1385-97), Edmund, duke of York, the dukes of Suffolk (1439-1504), and Edward, duke of Buckingham (1506-21). This was a mansion on the grandest scale, but though a late thirteenth/early fourteenth-century two-bay vaulted undercroft, narrow vaulted passage, and two small chambers in line were discovered in 1894, they were ruthlessly destroyed. (Emery p. 223)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1341 Oct 6 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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