The home, probably a tall tenement building, was nestled among the palatial residences of dukes, aristocracy, and other wealthy members of the government, including Henry Vane (the Elder and Younger). The palaces are named for York, Northumberland, Durham, Suffolk, Bedford, and Savoy. Whitehall Palace, nearby, was a royal residence of King Charles I. Other maps show that the houses were surrounded by walled formal gardens and orchards that stretched toward the River Thames.
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|In this image, the Greene's Alley location of the Blackborne/Dyer home is covered by the west end of the Embankment riverside park and the Embankment "Tube" station. |
Image: Google Maps 2010.
|The Embankment on the Thames, from the railway/pedestrian bridge. This is quite close to the spot where Greene's Alley would have been. London's city financial district is in the center background. |
Image: Christy K Robinson 2006.
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