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

Allen, Thomas
1827

Milbourn's Alms Houses.

Milbourn's Alms Houses.

These alms-houses were founded in 1534 by sir John Milbourn, draper and lord mayor in 1521. Over the gate is an ancient piece of sculpture representing the assumption of the Virgin Mary, supported by six angels.

Assumption of the Virgin

At the four corners are four shields of arms, two of which are the Drapers' and Haberdashers' company. Beneath the sculpture was the following inscription:--Ad laudem Dei et gloriose Virginis Marie, hoc opus erexil Dominus Johannes Milbourn, miles et Alderman hujus civitatis, A. D. 1535. In one 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 1666, they were very numerous. Ancient Merchant's Mark

On the north side of Trinity-square stands

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:--

Ad laudem Dei et gloriose Virginis Marie, hoc opus erexil Dominus Johannes Milbourn, miles et Alderman hujus civitatis, A. D.

1535

.

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.

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On the north side of stands

 
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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
This object is in collection:
Edwin C. Bolles papers
Subjects
London (England)--History
Antiquities
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