The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

The Treasury.

The treasury is a handsome stone building, fronting the parade in . The front is rustic, and consists of stories: the lower of which is Tuscan; the , Doric, with large arched windows. The upper part of this story is richly ornamented with the triglyphs and metopes of the Doric frieze, though this range of ornament is not supported either by columns or pilasters. Over this is a range of Ionic columns in the centre, supporting a pediment. The whole structure of the treasury is composed of very beautiful parts. Near it is the residence of the prime minister, in .

The treasury is governed by the lords commissioners, of whom

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is denominated lord of the treasury. Under these are joint secretaries and other assistants.

Adjoining the Treasury is Melbourne House, built by sir Matthew Featherstonehaugh: but being afterwards purchased by lord Melbourne, it was exchanged by him with his royal highness Frederick duke of York, for York-house, , who added the dome entrance hall and a handsome portico of the Ionic order. When his royal highness removed to , the house was restored to lord Melbourne.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript