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Star and Garter, 4 Old Palace yard, Westminster

To judge from their present-day dignified appearance, no one would imagine that the Old Palace and the New Palace Yards at Westminster ever tolerated such mundane things as coffee-houses and taverns within their precincts. The evidence of history, however, shows that at one time there were numerous establishments of both kinds situated under the shadow of Westminster Hall and the Abbey. A drawing not more than a century old [or two centuries - editors note] shows several such buildings, and the records of the city enumerate public houses of the sign of the Coach and Horses, and the Royal Oak, and the White Rose as being situated in the Old Palace Yard, while the coffee-houses there included Waghorne's and Oliver's.

Old Palace Yard, Westminster

[Illustration: OLD PALACE YARD, WESTMINSTER]

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In 1787, the St James Union Lodge, named in 1817, meets at the Star and Garter, Old Palace yard, Westminster, London in 1787

2 September 1796/Insured: John Nickals, the Star and Garter, Old Palace Yard Westminster, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

1811, F Rogers, Star and Garter, Palace yard, Westminster/../../Holdens directory

St James Union Lodge, named in 1817 meets at the Star and Garter, Old Palace yard, Westminster, London in 1787

The Royal Grove Lodge, named in 1816 meets at the Star and Garter, Old Palace yard, Westminster, London in 1797

John Lockie, a descriptive London Street Directory in 1810 describes - "Palace Yard (Old), Westminster, the open space on the South side of Westminster hall by the Abbey."

1827/James Forder, Star & Garter, Old Palace yard, Westminster/../../Robsons Directory

13 December 1827/Insured: Edward Bland The Star and Garter Old Palace Yard Westminster victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

1830/Mr Bland, Star and Garter, Old Palace yard makes a one guinea Susbscription to the Licensed Victuallers Association

1834/Mrs Janet Bland, Star and Garter, 4 Old Palace yard, Westminster/../Licensed Victuallers Association

1836/Jennet Bland, Star & Garter, Old Palace Yard/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Jennet Bland, Star & Garter, Old Palace Yard/../../Pigots Directory

1842, J. Bland, Star and garter, Old palace yard, Westminster/../../Robsons Directory



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