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The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:

Summary

Constructed in 1529 as a tennis court, a bowling alley, and a tiltyard, and also for cock fighting, it was redesigned in 1629 by Inigo Jones for Charles I as a private theatre. Charles II updated it in 1662. Samuel Pepys attended several plays here.

The location shown on the map is approximate, based on this 1680 map and p.478 of the Latham & Matthews Companion.

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Paul Miller   Link to this

Cockpit, against the Privy Garden, W. It is a part of the Royal Palace of Whitehall, standing in a Street situated betwixt two Gateways; the one fronting Charingcross, and the other Westminster Abby. Here the Principle Secretaries of State generally keep their Offices.
W. Stow 1722

Susanna   Link to this

1746 Map

The 1746 map of London includes the Cockpit at Whitehall:

http://www.motco.com/Map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...

Geoff   Link to this

The Cockpit is the octagonal building, near the bottom right corner of this 1658 map.
http://www.oldlondonmaps.com/newcourtpages/newc...

Bill   Link to this

The Cockpit at Whitehall, the residence of the Duke of Albermarle.
---Wheatley, 1899.

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