Victorian London - Districts - Duchy of Lancaster

DUCHY OF LANCASTER. A liberty in the Strand, so called after John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. [See The Savoy] This liberty begins without Temple Bar, and runs as far as Cecil-street, including Picket-street and part of old Butcher-row. The annual revenue of the Duchy is about 33,000l. The office of the Duchy is in Lancaster-place, Waterloo-bridge.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850