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3 Annotations

First Reading

Ruben  •  Link

...the Causeway going down from the Parliament Stairs, since the Beginning of this Parliament, is much decayed and out of Repair, so that the Petitioners cannot with any Conveniency, at a Low Water, land any Fare...
From: British History Online
Source: House of Lords Journal Volume 7: 25 July 1645.
and then:
...Ordered, That the Surveyor of the King's Works shall repair the Causeway at the Parliament Stairs...
same source: 31 July 1645.
Date: 05/04/2005

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Parliament Stairs, the landing-place for Old Palace Yard. In the earliest maps the name is Old Palace Bridge.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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