Devonshire Street

Bishopsgate (EC2) This occupies what was originally a single house, with pleasure-gardens, bowling-greens, etc., formed by Jasper Fisher. This mansion, so largely and elegantly constructed by a man of no property or figure in life, obtained for it the name of "Fisher's Folly." After the ruin of its vain projector, it had a quick succession of owners, coming eventually to the noble family of Cavendish. William, the second Earl of Devonshire, died in it about the year 1628. (Tallis's London Street Views)