Plaque

Alienation Office

Inscription

In 1577 the Alienation Office was built here by Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, Master of the Office. His building was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It was rebuilt by the Crown in 1668. In 1835 the Office was abolished by the Act 5 and 6 Will. IV.Cap.82. In 1842 the building was bought from the Crown by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. The brick front has been renewed but otherwise this is the building of 1668.

"Act 5 and 6 Will. IV.Cap.82" refers to a legal instrument created during the reign of King William IV. Where else but the Temple would you find such a reference on a plaque?

Site: Alienation Office (1 memorial)

EC4, King's Bench Walk, 3

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Alienation Office

Subjects commemorated i

Great Fire of London

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Alienation Office

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Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

Favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.   Died near Oxford, on his way to Buxton to t...

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