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About Fountain (The Strand)

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Fountain court is just west of The Savoy on the s. side of the Strand. Could that be where the tavern was?

About Catherine Mountagu (daughter of Sandwich)

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Lady Catherine Mountagu (20 August 1661-January 15th, 1757), youngest daughter of Lord Sandwich, married, first, Nicholas Bacon, eldest son and heir of Sir Nicholas Bacon, K.B., of Shrubland Hall, co. Suffolk ; and, secondly, the Rev. Balthazar Gardeman (1682 - 1740), vicar of Coddenham. She had three sons of Nicholas Bacon, the second of whom was Montagu Bacon, (1688–1749), scholar and critic.

About Thursday 10 October 1661

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I needed to know about Michael N Hull's diagnosis:

About Tuesday 8 October 1661

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After all, Martha Batten was Pepys's Valentine, as we learned two days ago

About Monday 7 October 1661

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A nice piece on the properties by Pauline indeed (several paragraphs) (thanks for the heads-up, vicente):

About Saturday 5 October 1661

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GrahamT has put his photograph of a model ship on Flickr in the Pepys Diary group:

About Friday 12 April 1661

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john, whether or not this answers your question, you may find it worthwhile to make the acquaintance of "Sympson the Joiner (fl. 1660s)...a joiner (and perhaps cabinet maker) who worked at the Royal Naval Dockyard at Woolwich in London. He is remembered only because Samuel Pepys mentions his name several times [ later ] in his diary."

Here are several sites that may be on-topic

About Wednesday 25 September 1661

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the Mewes ~ stables

There are Mews of various sorts north and northwest of Charing Cross

The first set of stables to be referred to as a mews was at Charing Cross at the western end of The Strand. The royal hawks were kept at this site from 1377 and the name derives from the fact that they were confined there at moulting (or “mew”) time. / The building was destroyed by fire in 1534 and rebuilt as a stables, keeping its former name when it acquired this new function. ... / This building was usually known as the King's Mews, but was also sometimes referred to as the Royal Mews, the Royal Stables, or as the Queen's Mews when there was a woman on the throne. It was rebuilt again in 1732 to the designs of William Kent....

About Saturday 21 September 1661

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Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was indeed built around an 11th-century nunnery, as you can see: