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Chester Square is a small residential garden square located in London’s Belgravia district.

No addresses have so far been added to Chester Square, SW1W

Along with its sister squares Belgrave Square and Eaton Square, it is one of the three garden squares built by the Grosvenor family.

The Square was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by the 1st Duke of Westminster and his surveyor and architect Thomas Cundy II as part of the Grosvenor Estate. St Michael’s Church on the west side was also designed by Thomas Cundy.

Chester Square is named after the city of Chester, near to which Eaton Hall - the ancestral home of the Grosvenor family - is situated.

The gardens are Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. They are not open to the public.

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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1860s
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Westminster - heart of government.

Westminster lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the Westminster System, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The term Westminster Village, sometimes used in the context of British politics, does not refer to a geographical area at all; employed especially in the phrase Westminster Village gossip, it denotes a supposedly close social circle of Members of Parliament, political journalists, so-called spin doctors and others connected to events in the Palace of Westminster.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.









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Alderney Street, SW1V · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Beeston Place, SW1W · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bourne Street, SW1W · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckland House, SW1V · Bulleid Way, SW1W · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Cavalry Square, SW1W · Chapel Street, SW1X · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chesham Close, 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 · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Dove Walk, SW1W · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Duplex Ride, SW1X · Eaton Lane, 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, SW1V · Eccleston Bridge, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Elizabeth Bridge, SW1V · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Fountain Square, SW1W · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Hobart Place, SW1W · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hugh Street, SW1V · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W · Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Montrose Place, SW1X · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · Ollin Street, E14 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Phipps Mews, SW1W · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · 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 · Terminus Place, SW1W · Tintern House, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Victoria Place, SW1W · Victoria Square, SW1W · Victoria Walk, E3 · Walden House, SW1W · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · Whittaker Street, SW1W · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Street, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·


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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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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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