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Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1postal area.

VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1900s
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Marble Arch

Marble Arch, at the northern end of Park Lane - the gateway to Buckingham Palace that the royals just didn't want.

Marble Arch is a white Carrara marble monument near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street.

The arch was designed by John Nash in 1828, based on the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome. It was originally erected on The Mall as a gateway to the new Buckingham Palace (rebuilt by Nash from the former Buckingham House). A popular story says that the arch was moved because it was too narrow for the Queen's state coach to pass through, but, in fact, the gold state coach passed under it during Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Whatever the reason, it was moved in 1851 to its present location.

Like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, it was originally intended to carry a programme of sculpture celebrating British victories during the Napoleonic Wars. An architectural model, made in around 1826 and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, shows it with a continuous relief of the Battle of Waterloo on one side and scenes of naval engagements on the other.


The Arch stands close to the site of the Tyburn gallows (sometimes called Tyburn Tree), a place of public execution from 1388 until 1793.

There are three small rooms inside which were used as a police station until 1950.

The nearest London Underground station is Marble Arch, on the Central Line. It was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR).

Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street. The original surface building was later demolished.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch, at the northern end of Park Lane - the gateway to Buckingham Palace that the royals just didn't want.
The Serpentine:   The Serpentine is a 40-acre (16 ha) recreational lake in Hyde Park.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Street, W2 · Archery Close, W2 · Baker Street, W1U · Bathurst Mews, W2 · Berkeley Mews, W1H · Bilton Towers, W1H · Brendon Street, W1H · Broadstone Place, W1U · Bryanston Mews East, W1H · Bryanston Place, W1H · Bryanston Street, W1H · Castlereagh Street, W1H · Cato Street, W1H · Clarendon Place, W2 · Clarewood Court, W1H · Clay Street, W1U · Connaught Place, W2 · Connaught Square, W2 · Connaught Street, W2 · Corporate Communications Macmillan House, W2 · Crawford Mews, W1H · Crawford Place, W1H · Crawford Street, W1H · Cumberland Mansions, W1H · Dorset Street, W1U · Dunraven Street, W1K · Edgware Road Subway, W2 · Entrance Macmillan House, W2 · Fitzhardinge House, W1H · Frederick Close, W2 · George Street, W1H · Gloucester Place, W1U · Granville Place, W1H · Great Cumberland Place, W1 · Great Cumberland Place, W1H · Green Street, W1K · Hampden Gurney Street, W1H · Hampshire House, W2 · Harcourt Street, W1H · Harrowby Street, W1H · Hyde Park Crescent, W2 · Hyde Park Cresent, W2 · Hyde Park Gardens, W2 · Hyde Park Gardnes, W2 · Hyde Park Place, W2 · Hyde Park Square, W2 · Hyde Park Street, W2 · Hyde Park, W2 · Kendal Street, W2 · Kenrick Place, W1U · Lancaster Terrace, W2 · Lowstock Road, W1U · Luxborough Towers, W1U · Marble Arch, W1H · Market Place, W1H · Molyneux Street, W1H · Montagu Mews North, W1H · Montagu Place, W1H · Montagu Row, W1U · Montagu Square, W1H · New Quebec Street, W1H · Norfolk Crescent, W2 · North Row, W1K · Nutford Place, W1H · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Park Steps, W2 · Park West Place, W2 · Porchester Place, W2 · Portman Mews South, W1H · Portman Square, W1 · Portman Square, W1H · Portman Street, W1H · Portsea Mews, W2 · Portsea Place, W2 · Quadrangle Tower, W2 · Radnor Lodge, W2 · Red Place, W1K · Rodmarton Street, W1U · Serpentine Road, W2 · Seymour Buildings, W1H · Seymour Leisure Centre, W1H · Seymour Place, W1H · Seymour Street, W1H · Seymour Street, W2 · Sherlock Holmes, W1U · Shillibeer Place, W1H · Shouldham Street, W1H · Southwick Place, W2 · St Georges Fields, W2 · St Johns Church, W2 · Stanhope House, W2 · Stanhope Place, W2 · Stourcliffe Street, W1H · Strathearn Place, W2 · Sussex Gardens, W2 · Sussex Place, W2 · Tigris House Fourth Floor, W2 · Upper Berkeley Street, W1H · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Montagu Street, W1H · Vincent Court, W1H · Woods Mews, W1K · Wyndham Place, W1H ·


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Central London, north 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
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

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.
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