THE OLD HALL~
Situated in Bacons Lane, The Old Hall and its land is thought to be the remains of a large estate, The Arundel Estate, which extented towards Parliament Hill Fields.
The Old Hall was built on the land occupied by Arundel House.
Sir Francis Bacon was said to have stayed at Arundel House and is alleged to have caught a chill while stuffing a dead fowl with snow to see whether it would not be thereby preserved from decay.
Being too ill to go home to the Temple he stayed at Arundel House in Highgate.
The Earl was absent from home.
Sir Francis was put into a bed duly warmed with a pan, but it was a damp bed, not having been used for a year.
He evidently developed pneumonia, of which he died on April 9th, 1626 at the age of sixty-five.