Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Staple Inn

Just along the road from my office is the following building, Staple Inn.

It was originally attached to Gray's Inn, which is one of the four Inns of Court. The Inns of Chancery fell into decay in the 19th century. All of them were dissolved, and most were demolished. Staple Inn is the only one which survives largely intact.
Staple Inn dates from 1585. The building was once the wool staple, where wool was weighed and taxed. - from Wikipedia

In the centre of the building above is an archway through which I found this charming square.

There is a plaque on the wall that says the following:

I think its brilliant to have such history available to view and enjoy every day.


Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

Staple Inn is a building on the south of London. It is so beautiful and the historical heritage of London. The Structure and design of this building is simply wonderful and it is a masterpiece to see.

Linda said...

I am very lucky being able to see it every day!

Lynn said...

Great photos Linda, looks a great place.

Anita said...

Wow, what a wonderful place Linda, how lovely to be lucky enough to work near somewhere like that. Fabby pics

liz said...

Love reading about our heritage. You are so lucky Linda to work near. Love the pictures. xx