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Phil   Link to this

Pepys either mis-spelt the name, or it was spelt this way in his time. Today it is "Salisbury Court."

Philip Somervail   Link to this

'London Street Names' by Gillian Bebbington (1972) reveals that, 'Salisbury Court and Square mark the site of the medieval palace of the Bishops of Salisbury, where they stayed when summoned to London to attend Parliament, or on other business. Salisbury Court was its main carriage entrance, and the Square was the central courtyard. In 1564 the Bishop sold the house to Sir Richard Sackville, father of Sir Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset (who wrote 'Gorboduc', the first English tragedy in blank verse): hence Dorset Buildings and Rise leading out of the Square. The house was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.'

Here’s the relevant section of the invaluable 1764 map of London which Susanna discovered online: http://www.motco.com/Map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...

Glyn   Link to this

According to this amateur website there is a Blue Plaque commemorating Samuel Pepys in this street. (Blue Plaques can be found throughout London, highlighting locations linked to famous people.)

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/9424... Court EC4

in Aqua Scripto   Link to this

map of Salisbury Court: 1666 and 1676

Salisbury Court, details down to each piece of property. 1676
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/lmap.asp?compi...

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapimage.aspx?...
1666 edge if fire zone.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/lmap.asp?compi...

Geoff   Link to this

Depicted on this 1658 map.
http://www.oldlondonmaps.com/newcourtpages/newc...

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