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Crosby House.

It is situated in Crosby square, and is so called from its builder Sir John Crosby, sheriff of London, in 1470. In this house, Richard duke of Gloucester lodged, after his innocent nephews were conveyed to the Tower, and when he meditated on their murder. The hall, called Richard III.'s Chapel, is 87 feet in length, 28 feet wide, and 36 feet high; but for the convenience of its occupiers (wharfingers and packers) it has been divided into floors. This house, when erected, is supposed to have been the highest in London.—The mansion of Crosby-house was granted by Henry VIII. to Anthony Bonvica, an Italian merchant. In Elizabeth's time, it was appropriated to the reception of ambassadors. In Charles II.'s reign, it was appropriated to the non-conformists who retained it upwards of a century. Crosby House is now rented by wharfingers and packers.

Other London Buildings:

St. James's Palace

Buckingham House Palace

Carlton House

Kensington Palace

Lambeth Palace

St. James's Park

The Green Park

Hyde Park

The Regent's Park

Westminster Hall

The House of Lords

House of Commons

Courts of Justice

Tower of London

The New Mint

The Monument

Mansion House

East India House

The Bank of England

The Royal Exchange

The Auction Mart

Trinity House

New Custom House

Excise Office

General Post Office


Temple Bar

The Adelphi

Somerset House

Charing Cross

Horse Guards

The Treasury

Admiralty Office


King's Mews

New Court House, or Westminster Guildhall

Northumberland House

General List of other Noblemen's Residences

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819