Victorian London - Organisations - Government Departments - Privy Seal Office

PRIVY SEAL OFFICF, 28, ABINGDON STREET, WESTMINSTER. An office belonging to the Crown. The chief officer is called the Lord Privy Seal, and is always a cabinet minister. The Privy Seal is affixed to such grants as are required to pass the Great Seal. A grant must first pass the Privy Signet, then the Privy Seal, and lastly the Great Seal of England. The Great Seal is kept by the Lord Chancellor.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

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Privy Seal Office, 8, Richmond-terrace, Whitehall. Hours 10  to 3. —NEAREST Railway Station, Westminster-bridge; Omnibus Routes, Whitehall and Strand; Cab Rank, Horse Guards.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879