The Admiralty Buildings, 1695-1723

By G.F. James, published November 1940


After the Revolution of 1688 the office of the Lord High Admiral was placed under commissioners, who needed permanent and adequately equipped offices. In June 1695 they took possession of a block of newly-erected buildings in Whitehall standing on the site occupied by the Admiralty to this day. This illustrated article sets out the known details of the buildings erected by John Evans in 1695, together with some account of the subsequent purchases of adjoining properties and the condemnation and demolitions of 1723.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

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