Croydon Palace, in Croydon, now part of south London, was the summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years. Regular visitors included Henry III and Queen Elizabeth I. Now known as ‘Old Palace’, the buildings are still in use as the Old Palace School, an independent girls’ school of the Whitgift Foundation. Antique copper-plate engraving. Dated in the plate 30 May 1785. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins.