Building    From 1530  To 1698

Whitehall Palace

Categories: Property, Royalty

The palace covered the area approximately bounded by (clockwise) Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Derby Gate, Downing Street, Horse Guards Road, The Mall.  The area was already a centre of government and residence of kings and cardinals when in 1530 Henry VIII ‘acquired’ Cardinal Wolsey’s York Place and modified and extended it to be his White Hall Palace, named for the colour of the stones.  Various changes and extensions were made by various monarchs.  It suffered badly in a fire in 1691 and again in 1698.  Some remained but by about 1750 most of the land had been reused, with only the Banqueting House surviving intact.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Whitehall Palace

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Queen Mary's steps

Queen Mary’s Steps, Whitehall Palace In 1691, Sir Christopher Wren designed f...

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Wenlock Barn Estate

Wenlock Barn Estate

This BL plan of the parish of Wenlock Barn is from 1799.

Place, Property

1 memorial
38 Brunswick Square

38 Brunswick Square

This 4-storey Georgian house was built by Charles Mayor under the supervision of James Burton in 1804. The only other notable former resident was John Thomas (1818-32), Governor of the Foundling Ho...

Building, Property

1 memorial
Pelham / Hobson's Place

Pelham / Hobson's Place

Our map of 1837 shows a street called Pelham Street. Possibly this became Pelham Place and then Hobson's Place before being built over by the Greater London Council in 1966.

Place, Property

1 memorial
A. R. Mason

A. R. Mason

Surveyor of St Dunstans Stepney, 1844. Nominative determinism rules - see Isambard Brunel for more examples.

Person, Property

1 memorial