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Leaden Hall

(pronounce leden), so named from the ancient manor of Sir Hugh Neville, whose mansion or hall was roofed with lead, a notable thing in his days. “Leadenhall Street” and “Leadenhall Market,” London, are on the site of Sir Hugh's manor.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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