Tokenhouse Yard

City, Lothbury (EC2) Is named from the Mint-house, or office for the issue and change of these farthings or tokens. Was built in the reign of Charles I, on the site of the princely mansion of Thomas, twentieth Earl of Arundel, the collector of the famous Arundel marbles. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. II, p. 367) In Tokenhouse Yard Tom Hood went to school to the Misses Hogsflesh, the odd name of the two maiden ladies who kept the school. Their brother, being very sensitive, was always addressed as "Mr. H," and later became the prototype of Charles Lamb's unsuccessful farce, Mr. H.