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Here it is on the 1746 map:
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Old Somerset House
Building began in 1547 and it was one of the great mid- Tudor buildings. Queen Elizabeth stayed here and during the reign of James I it was given to his wife Anne of Denmark. She commissioned Salomon de Caus (a fantastic engineer & garden designer) in 1609 to build a huge grotto / fountain called Mount Parnassus for the garden. It was a huge pile of rock (10m high & set in a 80ft diameter basin).
Here is an image of the house
Somerset House's siting was influenced by its most important tenants, the Navy Board offices. Current images and history. http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/UK/England/Lo...
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.