Eatton Garden

Holborn (EC1) Derives its name from being the site where the house and gardens of the Hatton family formerly stood. Hatton House was originally built by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Keeper in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; he was a great courtier and an eminent statesman.

Here the great Lord Keeper breathed his last in 1591, the victim, it is said, of a broken heart, occasioned by a stern demand of Elizabeth I for the amount of an old debt due to her, which it was not in his power to pay. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. III, p. 85)