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On the ground-floor of the main gatehouse into Whitehall Palace, according to L&M’s Companion volume. I assume this is the Great/Whitehall Gate.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Porter's Lodge was on the ground floor under the Gate [to Whitehall Palace]. It was occasionally used as a prison. Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey in 1669 caused the king's physician, Sir Alexander Frasier, to be arrested for £30 due to him for firewood. Pepys states that the bailiffs were whipped by the King's command, and that Godfrey hardly escaped the same punishment. He was, however, confined for a time in the Porter's Lodge at Whitehall.…

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