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

Allen, Thomas

1827

Marlborough House.

Built in the reign of queen Anne, at the expense of It is a very stately brick edifice, ornamented with stone, and built in a peculiar style. The front is very extensive, the wings on each side are decorated at the quoins with stone rustic work. The top was originally finished with a ballustrade, but that has been since altered, and the story is now crowned with an attic raised above the cornice. A small colonnade extends on the side of the area next the wings; the opposite side of the area is occupied by sundry offices.

When this structure was finished, the late duchess of Marlborough intended to have opened a way to it, into Pall-mall, directly in front, as is evident from the manner in which the court-yard is formed; but sir Robert Walpole having purchased the house before it, and not being on good terms with her grace, she was prevented from executing her design.

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The front next the park resembles the other; only instead of middle wings, there are niches for statues; and instead of the area in front, there is a descent by a flight of steps into the gardens.

The interior corresponds with the exterior; and the furniture is exceedingly magnificent. It is at present the residence of prince Leopold, of Saxe Coburg.

Nearly opposite is the

 
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 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