London from Somerset House looking East

Hand-coloured print. This view of London shows Somerset House on the left and includes St. Pauls Cathedral and London Bridge in the background. From 1546 to 1832 the civil administration of the Navy was in the hands of the Navy Board. In 1725 it was decided that the Navy Board should move from Seething Lane behind the Tower of London to new offices at Somerset House. The related Sick and Hurt, Navy Pay, and Victualling Offices were to occupy the range of buildings on the west side of the courtyard. By 1789 the move was completed and, for nearly a century, more than a third of Somerset House was home to the various branches of the Navy Board.

Object Details

ID: PAH2185
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Allom, T.; J. & W. Robins Prior, Thomas Abel
Places: Somerset House; Saint Paul's Cathedral London Bridge
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 332 x 557 mm; Folder: 406 mm x 559 mm

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