See here for information on the house itself.
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
Open location in Google Maps: 51.510486, -0.079222
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… 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.
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:
michael j gresk • Link
walking?!?!? in london at night??? how safe is sam wandering the street at that hour ??? just curious..... MJG
dirk • Link
"how safe is sam wandering the street at that hour"
Maybe his boy is with him - with his new sword...
in Aqua Scripto • Link
Here be two maps, 1666 in detail and 1676, Seething Lane in Morgans map 1676
Seething Lane 1666 after the fire details down to property lines.
In the 1676 Map there be just a blank spot for the Navy Office. I wonder why?
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.
One weekday in June every year there is a charming ceremony held in Seething Lane gardens, presided over by Samuel Pepys' statue, of course. This article gives a brief history of Seething Lane and the background to the ceremony. It's up to you to figure out when the ceremony will be held each year ... https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/…
Seething Lane connects All Hallows-by-the-Tower, Byward Street, with St Olave's Church, Hart Street. The lane is 125 meters long, so Pepys could leave his front door and be in either within 3 minutes if it was raining.
The term 'seething' originated from the Old English word sifeða that meant bran, chaff, or siftings. The street was named prior to the 13th century, when the lane was a narrow path, and grain was threshed there.
Another sign I saw yesterday said a seed market used to be held nearby, and originally it was called Seeding Lane.
Take your pick, James Wood.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.