St. James's Palace: Main entrance, gatehouse, southern end of St. James's Street



The gatehouse on the north side survives from the Tudor period, flanked by polygonal turrets with mock battlements, fitted with Georgian sash windows.

The palace was commissioned by Henry VIII, on the site of a former leper hospital dedicated to Saint James the Less. St. James’s Palace is one of London’s oldest palaces. It is situated in Pall Mall. Although no sovereign has resided there for almost two centuries, it has remained the official residence of the Sovereign and the Royal Court. Foreign ambassadors are still accredited to the Court of St. James’s. In 1809, much of the east and south ranges of the Palace was destroyed by fire, but the State rooms were restored by 1813.


Attribute NameValues
  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Clock-towers

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Sixteenth century

  • Tudor

Place of Creation
  • London, England, United Kingdom

  • London

  • +51.504722-0.1375

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License


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Architectural Lantern Slides of United Kingdom


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