- Between Royal Mint Street north and Upper East Smithfield south (P.O. Directory).Erected here 1810-11. Partly reconstructed and practically rebuilt 1881-2. Architects, Johnson and Smirke.Old office of Warden abolished 1817 and of Master 1870, being transferred to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The working head is called the Deputy Master.Formerly in the Tower.Amongst the Courts and alleys, etc., removed to make way for its erection and extension were Seven Star Court, Beck's Rents, etc.It occupies the site of the old Victualling Office shown in Rocque's map, 1746, erected on the site of the Abbey of St. Mary Graces, pulled down temp. H. VIII.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.
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