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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

York Watergate

 

—Victoria Embankment Gardens —

 
York Watergate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
1. York Watergate Marker
Inscription.  
This Gateway Marks the Position
of the North Bank of the River Thames
Before the construction
of the Victoria Embankment in 1862
It was built in 1626 by Nicholas Stone, Master Mason for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham to serve as the watergate to York House which the Duke had acquired from the Archbishop of York in 1624. The arms on the river front and the motto "Fidei cotucula crux" (the Cross is the Touchstone of Faith) on the land side, are those of the Villiers family. York House was demolished in 1675 and streets were laid out on the site. In 1893 the gate having fallen into decay, the London County Council obtained parliamentary powers to acquire and preserve it as an object of public interest.
 
Location. 51° 30.481′ N, 0° 7.378′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Northumberland Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Samuel Pepys & etc. (a few steps
York Watergate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
2. York Watergate Marker
from this marker); a different marker also named York Watergate (a few steps from 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 of this marker); 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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The York Watergate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
3. The York Watergate
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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