"INNS OF COURT, . These are places in Holborn inhabited by members of the legal profession. The principal of them are, the Temple (consisting of the Inner and Middle Temple), Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn." (There is more of this description).
"CLIFFORD'S INN, an extra-parochial place, in London, in the county of Middlesex. [Clifford's Inn Passage runs North from Fleet Street, just East of Chancery Lane.]"
"FURNIVAL'S INN, a parish in the borough of Finsbury, city of London, county Middlesex. [Not on 2003 map; it was North of High Holborn, between Leather Lane and Brook Street.]"
"STAPLE INN, an extra parochial place in the City of London Without , county Middlesex. [1888 map shows Staple Inn on South side of High Holborn, opposite Grays Inn Road; 2003 map shows Staple Inn Buildings there.]"
"THAVIES-INN, an extra parochial place in the city of London-Without , county Middlesex. [Immediately South of Holborn Circus.]"
Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.