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Gray's Inn

Lies on the north side of Holborn, near the Bars, and is so called in consequence of being formerly the residence of the ancient and noble family of Gray of Wilton, who in the reign of Edward III demised it to several students of the law. Like the other inns of court it is inhabited by barristers and students of the law; and also by many gentlemen of independent fortune, who may choose it as an agreeable retirement, or for the pleasure of the walks. The chief ornament of this inn is its spacious garden, which is open to the well-dressed part of the public every day.

Besides these principal inns of court, there are two Sergeants' Inns; the one in Fleet Street, and the other in Chancery Lane.

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Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819