Bruton Street

152, New Bond Street (W1) Derives its name from Bruton in Somersetshire, formerly the seat of Lord John Berkeley of Stratton. Here for many years lived Richard Brinsley Sheridan, whose house is said to have been so often beset by bailiffs as to render it necessary to provision it by lowering supplies over the railings into the area. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. I, p. 54)