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Summary

According to Latham’s Companion volume… Until 1549 there was a bridge carrying the Strand over a lane and a stream. The bridge was demolished for the building of Somerset House. The name of Strand Bridge was then given to the lane that went around the east end of the House.

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Strand Bridge
"According to Latham’s Companion volume… Until 1549 there was a bridge carrying the Strand over a lane and a stream. The bridge was demolished for the building of Somerset House. The name of Strand Bridge was then given to the lane that went around the east end of the House." - PG http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/277/#sum...

Strand Bridge is an extension on the Thames of Strand Lane on this 1746 map.
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