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Trinity House.

This noble building is on Tower Hill. It was founded by Sir Thomas Spert, in the year 1515, at a period when the British navy began to assume a warlike appearance. It is a corporation consisting of a master, four wardens, eight assistants, and eighteen elder brethren, selected from commanders in the navy and merchant service; as a compliment some of the nobility are occasionally admitted. They may be considered as the guardians of our ships, military and commercial.

They examine the children in Christ's Hospital, and the masters of king's ships, they appoint pilots for the river Thames, settle the rates of pilotage, erect lighthouses, and sea-marks, grant licenses to poor seamen, not free of the city, to row on the Thames, hear and determine complaints of officers and men in the merchant service, and all business connected with the river Thames.

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

The Bank of England

The Royal Exchange

The Auction Mart

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