Durham House Street, WC2N

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Durham House Street was the former site of a palace belonging to the bishops of Durham in medieval times.


The street is built in the form of an L. Two streets called William Street and James Street formerly covered the two sides of the L shape before it was renamed. These two streetnames were already being used for others in the area.

The Bishops of Durham had held land here from about 1220. Their inn, or mansion, first built around this time for Richard le Poor, faced onto the Strand behind a grand gatehouse, with its chapel and banqueting hall reaching down to the banks of the Thames.

When Thomas Cromwell drew up the schedule for religious house closures, Durham House was high on the list, and only three years after Henry VIII declared a severance with the church of Rome it fell into the hands of the Crown. Henry, who at this time was beginning to acquire too much property to cope with, made a gift of the house to the Earl of Wiltshire, and when he had finished with it, it became the home of Princess Elizabeth. Within the walls of Durham House Lady Jane Grey gave up her freedom and her life when she pronounced those terminal words, ‘I do’; here she stayed until that fateful day when she was taken by barge on her final journey along the Thames to the Tower.

Originally this was two separate streets. The part directly off John Adam Street was James Street and the continuation round the bend was William Street.

When profoundly Roman Catholic Queen Mary succeeded to the throne she returned the House to the Bishop of Durham, but Elizabeth I was not at all pleased with the Bishop so she terminated his position and seized the house. Sir Walter Raleigh was next on the scene and while he remained in the Queen’s good books, carried on his affairs at the house, but when he lost favour he also lost his house, and a little while after, his head followed suit. For a short period the Bishop of Durham returned but could not hit it off with his neighbour, Lord Salisbury, and so quit for all time. As time elapsed the fabric deteriorated, the house fell into disrepair and was demolished. The land was leased out to various building speculators who each erected their individual groups of small houses and sold them off to traders and small-time business men. By 1750 the area had become a place of squalor and the houses were so in need of repair that many of them were on the verge of falling down.

In 1768 the site aroused the interest of the Adam brothers, John, Robert, James and William, for inclusion in their major building project and they obtained a lease on the land from the Bishop of Durham. Building commenced in 1772 and the complex of streets as we see them today were all laid out to their plan. It was the first riverside housing complex to be built in London; an estate of charming properties built to a regular plan developed by the brothers. To the south, along the riverside, they constructed a series of ground-level arches on which was built the Royal Terrace, a line of four storey houses facing the Thames. Unfortunately the elaborate houses they built didn’t sell and the project ended up in financial disaster. Finally the properties were disposed of by selling lottery tickets.

The Victorian’s held little regard for the Adam’s creations, adding cumbersome balconies, other out-of-place adornments, and covering the frontages with a stucco finish.

In 1936, almost the entire line of the Royal Terrace was pulled down. All traces of the past buildings have gone except for the Royal Society of Arts building at number eight John Adam Street, erected in 1774. Opposite the rear side of the RSA a flight of steps ascends onto the Strand.

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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1900s
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Embankment

Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".

The station has two entrances, one on Victoria Embankment and the other on Villiers Street, adjacent to Victoria Embankment Gardens.

The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle eastwards from Westminster to Blackfriars and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) and 1914 by the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). A variety of underground and mainline services have operated over the sub-surface tracks and the CCE&HR part of the station was reconstructed in the 1920s.

After having been named both Charing Cross and Embankment, in 1974 the station was renamed Charing Cross Embankment. Then, on 12 September 1976, it became Embankment, so that the merged Strand and Trafalgar Square stations could be named Charing Cross.

Contrary to popular belief, the shortest walking distance between two stations is not the 250 metres between Leicester Square and Covent but between Charing Cross and Embankment, a distance of 100 metres.

During summer 2013, Oswald Laurence’s famous 'mind the gap' announcement was reinstated to Embankment station after a request from his widow who would come to Embankment station after he died just to hear his voice. She asked for a copy of the iconic mind the gap announcement her husband made some 40 years before - instead staff decided to restore the recording.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
CATS College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 24.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
City Lit:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   The Courtauld Institute of Art is a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   Higher education institutions
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Ecole Jeannine Manuel:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Evelina Hospital School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Holborn:   Holborn is both an area and also the name of the area's principal street, known as High Holborn between St. Giles's High Street and Gray's Inn Road and then Holborn Viaduct between Holborn Circus and Newgate Street.
Horse Hospital :   Built as stabling for cabby’s sick horses, The Horse Hospital is now a unique Grade II listed arts venue in Bloomsbury WC1
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Institute of Education:   Higher education institutions
Jubilee Gardens:   
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields:   
London Aquarium:   The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year. It is the largest aquarium in London.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
London School of Economics and Political Science:   Higher education institutions
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:   Higher education institutions
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Russell Square:   Russell Square station, now on London's Piccadully Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The building was designed by Leslie Green and is a Grade II listed building.
School of Oriental and African Studies:   Higher education institutions
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
The Marine Society College of the Sea:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
The Mary Ward Centre (AE Centre):   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
University of London:   Higher education institutions
University of the Arts London:   Higher education institutions
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
Victoria Tower Gardens:   
Waterloo Bridge:   Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Abbey Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
Westminster School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackmoore Street (1902):   This photo depicts Blackmoor Street which was in the Drury Lane slum, with Clare Court on the left
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).
Houghton Street (1906):   A greengrocer's on the corner of Houghton Street and Clare Market (behind The Strand) in 1906 just before demolition.
New Inn Passage (1901):   The corner of Houghton Street and New Inn Passage taken on a 1901 photo just prior to the clearence of the area for the Aldwych-Kingsway improvement scheme.
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s
Waterloo Air Terminal (1953):   Officially known as the British European Airways Waterloo Air Terminal, the building was officially opened on the Festival of Britain site on 19 May 1953 by the then Minister of Aviation.
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.
Wych Street:   Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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Bridge Street, SW1A · Bristol House, WC1B · British Museum, WC1B · Broad Court, WC2B · Broad Sanctuary, SW1H · Broad Sanctuary, SW1P · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Bury Place, WC1A · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Canon Row, SW1A · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carting Lane, WC2R · Castlewood House, WC1A · Catherine Street, WC2B · Catton Street, WC1R · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Chicheley Street, SE1 · Ching Court, WC2H · Chubb Court, SW20 · Clare Market, WC2A · Clare Market, WC2E · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Colonnade, WC1N · Coptic Street, WC1A · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Cowley Street, SW1P · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Dane Street, WC1R · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Deans Yard, SW1P · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Derby Gate, SW1A · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Downing Street, SW1A · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Eagle Street, WC1R · Earlham Street, WC2H · Embankment Place, WC2N · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endell Street, WC2H · Excel Court, WC2H · Exchange Court, WC2R · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Field Court, WC1R · Fisher Street, WC1R · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Galen Place, WC1A · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gate Street, WC2A · Gayfere Street, SW1P · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SE1 · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SW1A · Golden Jubilee Bridge, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Grape Street, WC2H · Great College Street, SW1P · Great Court, WC1B · Great George Street, SW1P · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1B · Guilford Street, WC1N · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · High Holborn, WC1V · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · Holborn, WC1V · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Houghton Square, SW9 · Houghton Street, WC2A · Houghton Street, WC2B · Hungerford House, WC2N · Irving Street, WC2H · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · Kemble Street, WC2B · Keppel Street, WC1E · King Charles Street, SW1A · King Street, WC2E · Kingsgate Street, WC1R · Kingsway, WC2A · Kingsway, WC2B · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 · Lambeth Palace Road, SW1 · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Lion Court, WC1V · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little College Street, SW1P · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Little Turnstile, WC1V · Long Acre, WC2E · Long Yard, WC1N · Lord North Street, SW1P · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Malet Street, WC1E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Martlett Court, WC2B · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · May’s Court, WC2N · Mercer Street, WC2H · Millbank, SE1 · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montague Place, WC1E · Montague Street, WC1B · Montreal Place, WC2R · Moor Street, W1D · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New North Street, WC1N · New Oxford Street, WC1A · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, W1D · Newton Street, WC2B · North Court, SW1P · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orange Street, WC1R · Orange Street, WC2H · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Ormond Close, WC1N · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Powis Place, WC1N · Princeton Street, WC1R · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Raymond Buildings, WC1R · Red Lion Square, WC1R · Red Lion Street, WC1R · Richbell Place, WC1N · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · River Terrace, W6 · Robert Street, WC2N · Rose Street, WC2E · Royal Street, SE1 · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Square House, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Sandland Street, WC1R · Sardinia House, WC2A · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Sicilian Avenue, WC1A · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Smith Square, SW1P · Soho Square, WC1A · Sounding Alley, E3 · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Southampton Row, WC1V · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Southbank Centre Square, SE1 · Southbank, SE9 · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Clement’s Passage, WC2A · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Giles House, WC2B · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stedham Place, WC1A · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Streatham Street, WC1A · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arcade, WC2B · The Arches, WC2N · The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R · The Gallery, E20 · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · The Queen’s Steps, SE1 · The Queen’s Walk, SE1 · The Queen’s Walk, WC2R · The Queen’s Walk, SE1 · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · The Terrace, SW1A · The Terrace, SW1P · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Torrington Square, WC1H · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Tufton Street, SW1P · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Verulam Buildings, WC1R · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Victoria House, WC1A · Villiers Street, WC2N · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Whetstone Park, WC2A · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B · William IV Street, WC2N · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Square, WC1H · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N · York Road Curve, N1C · Yorkshire Grey Yard, WC1R ·
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