Appendix B: Addenda and corrigenda to vol. 13

Survey of London: Volume 14, St Margaret, Westminster, Part III: Whitehall II. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1931.

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'Appendix B: Addenda and corrigenda to vol. 13', in Survey of London: Volume 14, St Margaret, Westminster, Part III: Whitehall II, (London, 1931) pp. 169-170. British History Online [accessed 11 April 2024]


The Green in front of Whitehall (p. 16). This grass space continued in existence until the end of Elizabeth's reign. "The corpse [of Elizabeth] was brought to the Palace at Whitehall, and by 10 o'clock the King [James I] was proclaimed at Whitehall upon the Green, right against the Tilt Yard." (fn. n1)

The Pulpit in the Privy Garden (p. 88). The statement that the openair pulpit was first set up in the Privy Garden on 17th March, 1548, was derived from Howes, the continuator of Stow. The following memorial (fn. n2) from Robert Trunckey, the artificer employed, shows, however, that the pulpit was erected in the time of Henry VIII. "To the Quenes moste excellent matie. In moste humble wise shewith unto your most excellent highnes your dalie Orator Robert Trunckey, an Artificer and straunger borne, That whereas your saide Orator, in the tyme of the raigne of your right noble Father, for the good srvice by hym done, aswell in makinge the nowe preachinge place wtin your highnes Pallace at Westm', as in makinge of barbes for horses and Targetts for tharmye to serve at Bulloyne, and the Banquetinge howse at Hampton Courte, Wth Wch peces of workes your saide Father beinge well pleased, of his bounteous liberalitee graunted to your saide Orator a yerely pencion of Twentie powndes by worde of mouth before his right honerable Counsaillors. Then he made the Tower of Babylon at Hampton Courte and the Banquetinge howse in Hide parke agenste the comynge in of the Frenche Ambassador, and by the saide workes sustayned great charges above his allowaunce, and wolde never aske recompence in hope of the obtaynynge your saide Fathers gifte. And after that wrought for your highnes Sister, Quene Marie, sondrie and straunge peces of worke, and thereby was brought into the favor of Kinge Phillip, who offered hym livinge to depart this Realme, but he woulde not. Since Wch tyme he hathe wrought wth manye right honerable … personages of this Realme, … and for as muche as yor saide Orator is nowe well striken in age, and for that also there are divers right honerable … livinge wch canne testifie the saide gifte of your saide Father, yt might please yor highnes to graunte to yor saide Orator the saide pencion of xxli by yere, the rather because his Mr named Nicholas Modeno, an Italyan, is Deceassed, who had yor Maties graunte … of a pencion of xxjli by yere given hym by your saide Father in consideracon of his service."

The New Privy Gallery (pp. 102–5). Among the items contained in the Wren Collection in the Library of All Souls' College is a drawing which obviously represents a section through the new Privy Gallery erected by Wren in 1685–6, and the eastern elevation of the new Council Chamber, which, as in the case of its predecessor, projected from the north side of the gallery. Beyond can be seen a portion of the south-eastern corner of the Banqueting House. The drawing, which is reproduced in Plate 155, should be compared with the representation of the Privy Gallery and Council Chamber in the View of Whitehall in 1695–8 given in Plate 5 of Vol. XIII.

Altar-piece in Roman Catholic Chapel (p. 108). The first sentence of the bottom paragraph on this page should read: "At the beginning of the reign of George IV a new altar-piece was set up, and the old one was presented to Walker King, Bishop of Rochester, who had been a prebendary of Westminster, and was Vicar of Burnham, Somerset."

Two drawings, taken from the Wren Collection in the Library of All Souls' College, have been identified by Mr. Arthur T. Bolton as relating to the altar-piece, and are reproduced in Plates 156 and 157. The first is Wren's design for the altar-piece, and the second is the setting-out drawing of the same.

The Banqueting House (p. 131). An additional drawing of the Banqueting House, taken from the Wren Collection in the Library of All Souls' College, is reproduced in Plate 158. It is a sketch of an interior view of one of the side walls, showing the windows carried down to the floor level, with the original frames and diamond panes. The square panel over is, however, omitted. The balusters to the gallery differ in number and design from those at present existing, and the columns and pilasters are shown without any flutings.

Pelham House (p. 143). On the death of Frances Pelham the house was sold (fn. n3) (by auction) on 22nd March, 1804, to Richard Tait, of Jermyn Street, who on 17th November of the same year disposed of it to the Hon. George Cavendish, "secretary to the commissioners executing the office of the Lord High Treasurer of Ireland."

Cadogan House (p. 150). In P.R.O., A.O. 16/184 is a transfer, dated 27th June, 1808, from the executors of the will of Lord Cadogan to John Martin Leake, John Enskine, and John King, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, of a house and premises at Whitehall and in Scotland Yard. This obviously refers to Cadogan House, which had been in the occupation of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts since 1803.


  • n1. Letter, dated 1st April, 1603, in Hist. MSS. Commission, MSS. of Marquess of Salisbury at Hatfield House, Part xv, p. 25.
  • n2. B.M. Addl. Charter 1262.*
  • n3. P.R.O., A.O. 16/184