London Parish Boundary Markers

Image: Victoria Embankment EC1, opposite Temple Place/Essex Street.

Mike Horne wrote at

“This is the badge of the Duchy of Lancaster, which owned the Manor and Liberty of the Savoy. The eastern boundary of the liberty, south of the Strand, was coincident with the boundary of St Clement Danes with the Middle Temple.”


“The Duchy of Lancaster is a private estate owned by Her Majesty The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster. The rural estates consist of 18,481 hectares of land in England and Wales and comprise commercial, agricultural and residential properties, the majority of which are in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire. Additionally the Duchy has a significant commercial property portfolio largely in the Savoy precinct off the Strand in London, a portfolio of financial investments and a small urban residential portfolio.”


“The flag of the Duchy of Lancaster (and I assume that this is the flag of H.M. The Queen as Duke of Lancaster?) is the ancient Royal Banner of England – three gold lions passant on a red field – differenced with a blue label charged with gold fleur-de-lys…
Christopher Southworth, 12 May 2004”

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