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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Henry Budd

Henry Budd

Property speculator and investor, and builder of the Budd mausoleum. Youngest son of Richard Budd, Married Charlotte Swain in Brighton in 1805. Bought several properties in Brighton after Richards ...

Person, Property

1 memorial
Jonathan Carr

Jonathan Carr

Jonathan Thomas Carr. Founder of Bedford Park, the first garden suburb, in 1875. He lived in the suburb, first at Tower House, since replaced by St Catherine’s Court flats, which he left in 1904 to...

Person, Property

2 memorials
Gregar and Son

Gregar and Son

Building contractors. William Gregar & Son, a West Ham firm based at 1 Grove Crescent. William died 1899.  His son, William B. Gregar, born 1858 carried on the business. Information from Sludge G.

Group, Property

1 memorial
Columbia Market

Columbia Market

In 1852, the area Novia Scotia Gardens being a notorious slum, Angela Burdett-Coutts bought it with the intention of developing healthy accommodation for the poor and a market for their use. Howeve...

Event, Food & Drink, Property, Social Welfare

2 memorials