Great Turnstile

Holborn (WC1) Named from the turning stile which, three centuries since, stood at the end next Lincoln's Inn Fields to prevent the straying of cattle there. Gate Street, north-west, has a similar origin. (Reference: Timbs's Curiosities of London, p. 528) A narrow passage for pedestrians leading to Lincoln's Inn Fields, a large and noble square composed of stately houses. Several of the houses were built by Inigo Jones, and he gave to the ground-plot of the square the exact dimensions of one of the pyramids of Egypt. (Tallis's London Street Views)