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Penny Lattice-house

(A). A low pothouse. Lattice shutters are a public-house sign, being the arms of Fitzwarren, which family, in the days of the Henrys, had the monopoly of licensing vintners and publicans.

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