Legat's Inn

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Town House

There are no visible remains

NameLegat's Inn
Alternative NamesLegate's Inn
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityCity and County of the City of London
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of London

Next adioyning to this Castle was sometime a Tower, the name thereof I have not read, but that the same was builded by Edwarde the second, is manifest by this that followeth. King Edward the third in the second yeare of his Raigne, gaue vnto William de Ros, of Hamelake in Yorkeshire, a Towre vppon the water of Thames, by the Castle Baynarde in the Cittie of London, which Tower his Father had builded: he gaue the saide Tower and appurtenances to the said William Hamelake, and his heyres, for a Rose yearely to bee paid for all seruice due, &c. This Tower as seemeth to mee, was since called Legats Inne, the 7. of E. the fourth. (Stow)

Gatehouse Comments

The Tower Granted to William Roos may have been the Tower in the Thames

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ318809
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Calculate Print


  • Kingsford, C.L. (ed), 1908, A Survey of London, by John Stow: Reprinted from the text of 1603 Vol. 1 p. 44-71 online copy


  • Davis, Philip, 2010-11, 'Crenellated town houses in Medieval England' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 24 p. 270-91

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1898, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1338-40) Vol. 4 p. 6 (Grant of tower to William de Ros of Hamelak) online copy