The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas
1827

Cold Harbour.

Cold Harbour.

Cold Harbour

In the 13th of Edward II. sir John Abel, knt. demised, or let unto Henry Stow, draper, all that his capital messuage, called the Cold Harbrough, in the parish of All Saints ad foenum, and all the appurtenances within the gate, with the key which Robert Hartford, citizen, son to William Hartford, had and ought, and the foresaid Robert paid for it the rent of 33s. the year. This Robert Hartford, being owner thereof, as also of other lands in Surrey, deceasing without male issue, left two daughters his co-heirs, to wit, Idonea, married to sir Ralph Bigot; and Maud, married to sir Stephen Cosenton, knts. between whom the said house and lands were parted. After which John Bigot, son to the said sir Ralph, and sir John Cosenton, did sell their moieties of Cold Harbrough unto John Poultney, son of Adam Poultney, the 8th of Edward III. Sir John Poultney, dwelling in this house, and being four times mayor, the said house took the name of Poultney's inn. Notwithstanding this, sir John Poultney, the 21st of Edward III. by his charter, gave and confirmed to Humfrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, his whole tenement, called Cold Harbrough, with all the tenements and key adjoining, and appurtenances some time pertaining to Robert de Hartford, on the way called Hay-wharf-lane, &c. for one rose at Midsummer to him and his heirs, for all services, if the same were demanded. This sir John Poultney deceased 1349, and left issue, by Margaret his wife, William Poultney, who died without issue; and Margaret, his mother, was married to sir Nicholas Lovel, knt. &c. Philip St. Clear gave two messuages, pertaining to this Cold Harbrough, in the Ropery, towards the enlarging of the church and churchyard of All-saints, called the Less, in the 20th of Richard II.

In the year 1397, the 21st of Richard II. John Holland, earl of Huntingdon, was lodged there, and Richard II. his brother, dined with him. It was then accounted a very fair and stately house. But, in the next year following, Edmund earl of Cambridge had this house, and was there lodged in the year 1398; notwithstanding the said house still retained the name of Poultney's-inn, in the reign of Henry VI. the 26th of his reign. It belonged since to H. Holland, duke of Exeter, and he was lodged there in the year 1472. In the year 1485, Richard III. by his letters patents, granted and gave to John Writh, alias Garter, principal king of arms of England, and to the rest of the king's heralds and pursuivants of arms, all that messuage with the appurtenances, called Cold Erber, in the parish of All-saints the Less, in London, and their successors for ever. Dated at Westminster, the 2nd March, anno regni suo primo, without fine or fee. In the reign of Henry VIII. the bishop of Durham's house, near Charing cross, being taken into the king's hand, Cuthbert Tonstal, bishop of Durham, was lodged here.

This great house bishop Tonstal enjoyed even to the last year of king Edward VI. that is, to the year 1553; when, the bishop being under some cloud, and deposed from his bishopric, they took from him this house also; which the king granted to the earl of Shrewsbury, with the appurtenances to the said messuage belonging, together with six houses or tenements in the parish of St. Dunstan in the east, and divers other lands in the county of York, to him and his heirs, to the yearly value of 16l. 16s. 1 1/4d. The teste of the patent was the 30th of June, the king dying but six or seven days after.

No remains of this celebrated building exist. The above view is taken from Hollar's long view of London, circa, 1660.

On the south west angle of Cold Harbour was Waterman's hall, a handsome brick building, situate with its front towards the Thames.

 

In the of Edward II. sir John Abel, knt. demised, or let unto Henry Stow, draper,

all that his capital messuage, called the Cold Harbrough, in the parish of All Saints

ad foenum

, and all the appurtenances within the gate, with the key which Robert Hartford, citizen, son to William Hartford, had and ought, and the foresaid Robert paid for it the rent of

33s.

the year. This Robert Hartford, being owner thereof, as also of other lands

in Surrey, deceasing without male issue, left

two

daughters his co-heirs, to wit, Idonea, married to sir Ralph Bigot; and Maud, married to sir Stephen Cosenton, knts. between whom the said house and lands were parted. After which John Bigot, son to the said sir Ralph, and sir John Cosenton, did sell their moieties of Cold Harbrough unto John Poultney, son of Adam Poultney, the

8th

of Edward III.

Sir John Poultney, dwelling in this house, and being times mayor, the said house took the name of Poultney's inn. Notwithstanding this, sir John Poultney, the of Edward III. by his charter, gave and confirmed to Humfrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, his whole tenement, called Cold Harbrough, with all the tenements and key adjoining, and appurtenances some time pertaining to Robert de Hartford, on the way called Hay-wharf-lane, &c. for rose at Midsummer to him and his heirs, for all services, if the same were demanded. This sir John Poultney deceased , and left issue, by Margaret his wife, William Poultney, who died without issue; and Margaret, his mother, was married to sir Nicholas Lovel, knt. &c. Philip St. Clear gave messuages, pertaining to this Cold Harbrough, in the Ropery, towards the enlarging of the church and churchyard of All-saints, called the Less, in the of Richard II.

In the year , the of Richard II. John Holland, earl of Huntingdon, was lodged there, and Richard II. his brother, dined with him. It was then accounted a very fair and stately house. But, in the next year following, Edmund earl of Cambridge had this house, and was there lodged in the year ; notwithstanding the said house still retained the name of Poultney's-inn, in the reign of Henry VI. the of his reign. It belonged since to H. Holland, duke of Exeter, and he was lodged there in the year . In the year , Richard III. by his letters patents, granted and gave to John Writh, alias Garter, principal king of arms of England, and to the rest of the king's heralds and pursuivants of arms, all that messuage with the appurtenances, called Cold Erber, in the parish of All-saints the Less, in London, and their successors for ever. Dated at , the , , without fine or fee. In the reign of Henry VIII. the bishop of Durham's house, near , being taken into the king's hand, Cuthbert Tonstal, bishop of Durham, was lodged here.

This great house bishop Tonstal enjoyed even to the last year of king Edward VI. that is, to the year ; when, the bishop being under some cloud, and deposed from his bishopric, they took from him this house also; which the king granted to the earl of Shrewsbury, with the appurtenances to the said messuage belonging, together with houses or tenements in the parish of St. Dunstan in the east, and divers other lands in the county of York, to him and his heirs, to the yearly value of The teste of the patent was the , the king dying but or days after.

522

 

No remains of this celebrated building exist. The above view is taken from Hollar's long view of London, , .

On the south west angle of was Waterman's hall, a handsome brick building, situate with its front towards the Thames.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
collapseCHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
collapseCHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
collapseCHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
collapseCHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
collapseCHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
collapseCHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
collapseCHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward
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