Gray's Inn

Origins of the Inn

1388

The precise date of the establishment of the Inn in the premises of the Greys' manor house is not documented. The earliest known reference to the existence of the Inn as a lodging of lawyers appears to be in 1370, when it is referred to as a "hospitium".

The first definite reference to Gray's Inn occurs in 1388, when it is recorded that two of its members were called as Serjeants-at-law.