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Phil   Link to this

New Palace Yard was immediately to the north of Westminster Hall:

Old Palace Yard was to the south of the Hall. Latham & Matthews assume that when Pepys was ambiguous and referred to merely "Palace Yard" or "Palace," he's referring to New Palace Yard.

ed   Link to this

new palace yard had the world's first traffic lights

Vincent Bell   Link to this

However the world's first automatic traffic lights could be seen in Princes Square, Wolverhampton in 1927.

Simon   Link to this

The Crown was almost certainly in Old Palace Yard - it is refered to in a trial report of the theft of a silver tankard in 1683

Terry Foreman   Link to this

About the New Palace Yard

Map showing the New Palace Yard - lower center

Bill   Link to this

A print of "New Palace Yard, Westminster Hall As they appear'd in the Year 1647" by Wenceslaus Hollar is available at:

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