Somerset House

noun

a building in London, in the Strand, built (1776–86) by Sir William Chambers; formerly housed the General Register Office of births, marriages, and deaths: contains (from 1990) the art collections of the Courtauld Institute

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  • This day two soldiers were hanged in the Strand for their late mutiny at Somerset-house.

  • He was a clerk in Somerset-house, or, as he said himself, he held ‘a responsible situation under Government.’

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