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Six Clerks' Office
On the west side of Chancery Lane, south of Carey Street, outside the City boundary (O. and M. 1677), opposite the Rolls.
First mention: 1520 (L. and P. H. VIII. V.p. 22).
Confirmation to the Six Clerks of Chancery and their successors of the house in Chancery Lane in their occupation formerly called "Harflu Inn," 31 H. VIII. (L. and P. H. VIII. XIV. (1), p.403).
Other references : Tenement of the Six Clerks called Harflete Inne," 35 H. VIII. 1543 (ib. XVIII. (1), p.530).
Stow says it belonged formerly to the Prior of Necton Parke, a house of Canons in Lincolnshire, called Hereflete Inne and was a Brewhouse, but "now faire builded for the Sixe Clearkes of the Chancerie" (S. 396).
In Lockie, 1810, and Elmes, 1831, it is described as at No.62, a few doors from Holborn, further north than formerly.
The site of the original office is now covered by the Law Institute.

From: 'Six Clerks' Office', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 19 July 2005.

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