Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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Dorset House, in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, at this time occupied by the Chancellor, once the residence of the Bishops of Salisbury, one of whom (Jewel) alienated it to the Sackville family. The house being afterwards pulled down, a theatre was built on its site, in which the Duke of York's troop performed. The name is still preserved in Dorset Street. (per Wheatley)
Dorset House, Fleet Street, the town house of Thomas Sackville, Baron Buckhurst and Earl of Dorset, the poet (d. 1608), formerly the Inn or London house of the Bishops of Salisbury, alienated to the Earl of Dorset's father by John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury. Bacon for a time lived here.The loyal Marquis of Newcastle inhabited a part of Dorset House at the Restoration. The last procession of the cavalcade of the Order of the Garter took place from Dorset House, May 13, 1635. The house was divided into "Great" and "Little Dorset House." Great Dorset House was the jointure house of Cicely Baker, Dowager Countess of Dorset, who died in it October 1, 1615. The whole structure was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, and not rebuilt.---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.
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