Pimlico

History, Pimlico

11 Pimlico Road (source: Robin Sones for geograph.org.uk)

Introducing Pimlico Road

Pimlico Road, just a few minutes walk from Sloane Square, is located in SW1 and connects the areas of Pimlico and Belgravia with Chelsea and boasts some of the areas finest corners […]

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History, Pimlico

The history of Dolphin Square

The history of Dolphin Square

Prior to the late 18th century the area where Dolphin Square now stands consisted of frequently flooded meadowlands known as Tothill Fields. It was used as a common for a variety of […]

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Pimlico, Squares

Warwick Square

Warwick Square

Warwick Square was designed and constructed in the early 1840s as part of Thomas Cubitt’s development plan for Pimlico. The westward view from the garden towards St Gabriel’s Church was a component of Cubitt’s […]

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Parks, Pimlico

Pimlico Gardens

Pimlico Gardens

Situated by the River Thames at the southern end of St George’s Square, and rather like a continuation of it, Pimlico Gardens is a small riverside park. It was planted in 1915 with […]

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Parks, Pimlico, Squares

St George’s Square Park

St George’s Square Park

St. George’s Square, in the heart of Pimlico, borders on its south side with the river, just a few metres walk from Vauxhall Bridge. It covers a considerable space of ground, and […]

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History, Pimlico

John Marius Wilson's description of Pimlico

John Marius Wilson's description of Pimlico

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales” described Pimlico like this: Pimlico, a section of St. George-Hanover Square parish, Westminster, Middlesex; extending from Buckingham-Gate to Chelsea, around a convergence […]

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Belgravia, History, Pimlico, Victoria

Thomas Cubitt and Eccleston Square

Thomas Cubitt and Eccleston Square

Pimlico, originally known as the Neat House Gardens was famous for its wholesome produce of herbs and vegetables. By 1820 the Neat House Gardens had become urban fringe and in addition to […]

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History, Maps, Pimlico

London Map by Greenwood - 1827

Pimlico in 1827

Maps of Pimlico – 1827 Christopher (1786-1855) and John Greenwood (fl.1821-1840) were brothers and cartographers who produced large-scale maps of England and Wales in the 1820s. Their partnership began in 1821, using […]

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