Belgrave Square, SW1X

Road in/near Belgravia, existing between 1824 and now

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2017



Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of the squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.

The original scheme consisted of four terraces, each made up of eleven white stucco houses, with the exception of the east terrace, which was made up of twelve. Detached mansions were originally built in three corners of the square, with a large private garden in the centre.

The square took its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave, with the village of Belgrave in Cheshire being only two miles from the Grosvenor family’s main country residence.

Most characteristic, are the large statues and sculptures that adorn the central garden. These include statues of Christopher Columbus, Simón Bolívar, José de San Martín, Prince Henry the Navigator, and a sculpture entitled Homage to Leonardo, the Vitruvian Man, by Italian sculptor Enzo Plazzotta.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Ebury Farm:   Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
Halkin Hotel:   The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
London Lock Hospital:   The London Lock Hospital was the first venereal disease clinic.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alderney Street, SW1V · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bourne Street, SW1W · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Bulleid Way, SW1W · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Cavalry Square, SW1W · Chapel Street, SW1X · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chesham Close, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Mews, SW1X · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Cliveden Place, SW1W · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Dove Walk, SW1W · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Duplex Ride, SW1X · Eaton Gate, SW1W · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Row, SW1W · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Bridge, SW1W · Ebury Mews, SW1W · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Strreet, SW1W · Eccleston Bridge, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Ellis Street, SW1X · Fountain Square, SW1W · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Halkin Street, SW1X · Headfort Place, SW1X · Hobart Place, SW1W · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Montrose Place, SW1X · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Ollin Street, E14 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Phipps Mews, SW1W · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Pont Street, SW1X · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Sedding Street, SW1W · Sedding Street, SW1X · Semley Place, SW1W · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW1W · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · South Eaton Place, SW1W · St Barnabas Mews, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · Studio Place, SW1X · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Victoria Place, SW1W · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · Whittaker Street, SW1W · Wilbraham Place, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Street, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·


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Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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