The Lambeth Palace is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Church of England.  The site was acquired from local monks in 1190.  Over much opposition, the buildings slowly started to appear, with the chapel dating back to 1228.  The gatehouse was built in 1486-1501 in the Tudor style.  In 1828-34,  the facility was extensively restored and rebuilt in gothic style, including the residential sections.  

Outside the palace is the Church of St. Mary at Lambeth, acquired by the Archbishops of Canterbury in 1197.  It was rebuilt several times in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, and finally again in 1851-2.  The design was intended to match the 14th century tower of the Lambeth Palace. 


(Quarter Mile Section - P 16)

Source: Weinreb B, Hibbert C (eds). The London Encyclopaedia, 1993.

Exterior of Lambeth Palace in 1829-30

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Cruchley's Map of 1846

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Picture in 1849

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Photograph in 1857

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Picture in 1858

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Site in Stanford's Map of 1862

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Old Ordnance Survey Map of 1872

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