The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
Milbourn's Alms Houses.
These alms-houses were founded in by sir John Milbourn, draper and lord mayor in . Over the gate is an ancient piece of sculpture representing the assumption of the Virgin Mary, supported by angels.
At the corners are shields of arms, of which are the Drapers' and Haberdashers' company. Beneath the sculpture was the following inscription:--
In part of the building the annexed piece of sculpture is let into the wall; it is a merchant's mark, and probably that of sir John Milbourn, the founder; very few of those curious monagrams exist at the present time in London, though there is little doubt, before the great fire in , they were very numerous.
On the north side of stands