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Colonial Office, Downing Street


The Importance of the Colonial Office can be seen by the location of its offices in Downing Street right at the heart of government from where it had been since its inception. 1827 saw an expansion of its offices into the adjoining 12 Downing Street premises and communications on the first and second floors were made between the two houses. This lasted until 1875 when it moved to the new Gilbert Scott building just on the other side of Horse Guards' Parade Ground.


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