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London Inn of the Bishop of Salisbury

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Salisbury Court; Salisbury House; Dorset House

In the civil parish of City Of London.
In the historic county of London and Middlesex.
Modern Authority of City and County of the City of London.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of City of London.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ31508107
Latitude 51.51362° Longitude -0.10610°

London Inn of the Bishop of Salisbury has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.

Description

London Inn of the Bishop of Salisbury.

The next is Salisburie Court, a place so called for that it belonged to the Bishops of Salisburie, and was their Inne, or London house at such time as they were summoned to come to the Parliament, or came for other businesse: it hath of late time beene the dwelling, first of Sir Richard Sackuile, and now of sir Thomas Sackuile his sonne, Baron of Buckhurst, Lord Treasurer, who hath greatly enlarged it with stately buildings (Stow).

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1337 Aug 30 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).
A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1377 July 20.

Comments

On Fleet Street between St Brides and Whitefriars with a river frontage. Licence to crenellate granted for house in Fleet Street 1337, repeated 1377. Site acquired 1194. The house was often used by visiting royalty. In 1564 it was purchased by Richard Sackville, the Sackvilles being created Earls of Dorset in 1603, and renamed Dorset House. Burnt in the Great Fire and not rebuilt. Some possibly brick foundations found in 1983.
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