Stafford Place

Westminster, 13, Palace Street (SW1) Built on the site of the gardens of Tart Hall, erected in 1638 for Alathea, Countess of Arundel. After her death it became the residence of her second and ill-fated son, William Stafford, one of the victims of the perjuries of Titus Oates during the Popish plot of 1680. During the popular frenzy excited by the plot the Arundel marbles in this house were buried in the garden, lest the bigoted mob should have mistaken them for popish saints, and destroyed them. (Reference: Smith's Streets of Loudon, p. 51)