City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
—Victoria Embankment Gardens —
York House was
He later surrendered it to Mary Tudor, who granted it to the Archbishop of York in 1556, but from 1558 it was leased to the Lord Keepers of the Great Seal. Francis Bacon was born in York House in 1561 and later lived there as Lord Chancellor until his arrest in 1621. The Duke of Buckingham acquired the house in 1624 and planned to rebuild it, but his assassination in 1628 prevented any major work. During the Civil War the house was granted to General Fairfax but came back to the Villiers family temporarily when his daughter married the second Duke of Buckingham. It was forfeited when he disobeyed Cromwell and during the 1660s it was used for foreign ambassadors.
Like several other Strand mansions, York House was sold for building plots in 1672. Its former ownership was commemorated in the names of the streets laid out there: George Street, Villiers Street, Duke Street, and Buckingham Street. Watergate Walk was called York Terrace until 1936. The
Location. 51° 30.489′ N, 0° 7.364′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from Victoria Embankment 0.2 kilometers north of Northumberland Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2N 6DU, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named York Watergate (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Pepys & etc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Pepys (within shouting distance of this marker); Kipling House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rudyard Kipling (within shouting distance of this marker); William Nicholson (within shouting distance Imperial Camel Corps (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Eminent Artists (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
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