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Summary

Pepys lived at the Navy Office on this street from July 1660, and often attended services at St Olave, on the corner with Hart Street.

See here for information on the house itself.

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vincent  •  Link

For those luckier enough to take ones little brown bag and a cover for your strong water, one can share nostalgia and and questions with the ghosts.
http://www.squaremiletimes2.co.uk/features/sunb... Lane Gardens. - this garden is on the former site of the former Naval Office and official residence of the Clerk of the Acts.
Samuel Pepys resided here from July 1660 and is buried in nearby St Olave’s Church. A sculptured head of Pepys can be seen in the garden.

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Grahamt  •  Link

A short history of Seething Lane:
Restoration London by Liza Picard has a short history of the Pepys household site in Seething lane from 1303 to 1673.
Pages 21-22 of Pheonix Press paperback edition (2002)

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vicente  •  Link

from Dudley on Tue 27 Jul 2004, 6:59 pm | Link
"Walk down Seething Lane turn right into Crutched Frairs there is a serise of arches under Fenchurch St station by the name of French Ordinary Court. Just around the corner"
Nook and crannies of London:

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michael j gresk  •  Link

walking?!?!? in london at night??? how safe is sam wandering the street at that hour ??? just curious..... MJG

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dirk  •  Link

"how safe is sam wandering the street at that hour"

Maybe his boy is with him - with his new sword...

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Richard Tames  •  Link

Re blank for Navy Office on map of 1676. The blue plaque now marking its site proclaims that it burned down in 1673.

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Bill  •  Link

Seething Lane, Great Tower Street (east end) to Crutched Friars. The church of Allhallows Barking is at the corner in Tower Street Sieuthenestrate, or Suiethenestrate, is mentioned in the City records as early as A.D. 1281

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James Wood  •  Link

Why is Seething Lane so named? Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is silent on the subject. The OED offers no explanation. I do not have access to Britannica, and to date no one has volunteered an opinion among these annotations.

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Bill  •  Link

James, check the annotation right above. (There should be a period after "Street.") Sieuthenestrate, or Suiethenestrate, is mentioned in the City records as early as A.D. 1281.

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References

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