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  • Reason for inclusion: The means by which the thief gained entrance to the building and stole the treaty

    Accessibility: Visible from the outside but open to the public once a year over Open House Weekend.

    Description: Percy Phelps describes the Side Gate to Watson as being used “as a short cut by clerks when coming in from Charles Street”

    Comment: Watson refers to Charles Street when he should be referring to King Charles Street. Nowadays the main entrance to the Foreign Office is in King Charles Street and there are three Side Doors on this street alone. However given the siting of The Foreign Office in the 19th century and that Phelps said he rushed down the street to get to Whitehall it is reasonable to suppose that it was the side gate at the Western End of King Charles Street that was referred to

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