Lambeth Palace

Westminster and Lambeth in the sixteenth century (“Agas” Map/Map of early Modern London)

Another in the series on the historic secular buildings of London …

Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury,  was originally built in the thirteenth century, and subsequently extended in the late fifteenth and sixteenth, under Henry VII and Mary respectively. 

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Lambeth Palace from the roof of the church of St Mary (with the Palace of Westminster in the background)
Gate-House

The surviving Chapel and Lollard’s Tower date to the late Medieval; the Gate-House, built by Cardinal John Morton, to the post-Medieval, to  1495.  The Garden was probably originally laid out in the late fifteenth or sixteenth century.

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