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  Charing Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile.
The one which stands at Charing Cross, in front of the railway station, is a re-located Victorian "copy" (designed by architect Edward Middleton Barry) of the original, which was not nearly as large or ornate as the Victorian version.
The name Charing Cross derives from the old English word charing, meaning a bend in the river; thus, the Charing Cross is "the cross by the bend in the river".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charing_Cross   (319 words)

  
 Charing Cross railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
London Charing Cross station is a central London railway terminus which is unusual in that its train services directly connect to two other railway termini; Waterloo and London Bridge.
The station takes its name from the Charing Cross district of London, which itself is named after the twelfth Eleanor cross, which stands in front of the station.
A year later the Charing Cross Hotel, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, opened on 15 May 1865 and gave the station an ornate frontage in the French Renaissance style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charing_Cross_railway_station   (429 words)

  
 Pepys' Diary: Charing Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross was one of 12 “Eleanor Crosses”
Charing Cross was one of 12 “Eleanor Crosses” erected by a disconsolate Edward I when his wife Queen Eleanor of Castile died in 1290.
Re: ‘Charing Cross was one of 12 “Eleanor Crosses”
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 Charing Cross Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charing Cross Road, London, looking North from its junction with Long Acre.
Charing Cross Road is a London street which runs north from Trafalgar Square to St Giles' Circus (the intersection with Oxford Street) and then becomes Tottenham Court Road.
84 Charing Cross Road has not been a bookstore for many years (the address is currently an All Bar One).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charing_Cross_Road   (460 words)

  
 CHARING CROSS - LoveToKnow Article on CHARING CROSS
It stood near the present entrance to Charing Cross station of the South-Eastern and Chatham railway, in the courtyard of which a fine modern cross has been erected within a few feet of the exact sjte.
A popular derivation of the name connected it with Edwards dear queen (chre reine), and a village of Cherringe or Charing grew up here later, but the true origin of the name is not known.
There is a village of Charing in Kent, and the name is connected by some with that of a Saxon family, Cerring.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CH/CHARING_CROSS.htm   (170 words)

  
 Charing Cross and the Railway Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross Station and Hotel, a minute's walk from Trafalgar Square, is one of the great Victorian railway stations.
The actual cross (Eleanor Cross) is not the original one, which was one of nine put up by King Edward I in memory of Queen Eleanor.
That cross stood where the eqestrian Charles I now stands on its little traffic island in Trafalgar Square, and was demolished in 1647, and the stone used to make the paving along Whitehall.
www.speel.demon.co.uk /other/charing.htm   (433 words)

  
 Charing Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I of England placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile.
The one which stands at Charing Cross, in front of the railway station, is a re-located Victorian "copy" (designed by architect Edward Middleton Barry) of the original - the latter having stood where a statue of King Charles I of England is now to be found.
According to historians, the original cross was not nearly as large or ornate as the Victorian version.
www.wikiverse.org /charing-cross   (355 words)

  
 Charing Cross tube station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross tube station of the London Underground serves both the Northern Line and Bakerloo Line networks and provides an interconnect with national railway network at Charing Cross station.
The concourses were linked with subterrean and walkways and the resulting complex named Cross" in 1979 when the station also became the terminus of the new Jubilee Line.
The name "Charing Cross" was previously used what is now Embankment tube station.
www.freeglossary.com /Charing_Cross_tube_station   (144 words)

  
 Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Allwatchers Review: 84 Charing Cross Road Review of the plot, characters, setting, theme, and structure of the film.
Westminster Montessori The Montessori School of Westminster opened in 1974 as a creation of the Montessori Society of Westminster, a group of parents who had studied schools and had chosen Montessori as the ideal learning style for their children.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Charing_Cross_and_Westminster_Medical_School.html   (366 words)

  
 Charing Cross Road and Art Bookshops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross Road is still one of the best places in London to buy art books, both current and second hand.
There are of course various other speciality bookshops down Charing Cross Road, not to do with art, but I should perhaps mention Murder One, near Leicester Square station on the opposite side to the second hand bookshops, which is a fantasy/science fiction/thriller bookshop which includes books of fantasy art.
Charing Cross Road is also well known for its second hand bookshops, and although these have declined somewhat in number, they are still worth a visit.
www.speel.demon.co.uk /other/charingx.htm   (1119 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Charing Cross Road
Tottenham Court Road is a road in Central London running from St Giles Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road, near the border of the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden.
Leicester Square tube station Leicester Square Tube Station is a station on the London Underground, located on Charing Cross Road, a short distance to the east of Leicester Square itself.
Edith Cavell Statue in memory of Edith Cavell, opposite the National Portrait Gallery, London A propaganda image of Edith Cavell Edith Louisa Cavell (December 4, 1865 - October 12, 1915) is one of the few famous heroines of World War I. Edith Cavell was born at Swardeston in Norfolk, where her...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Charing-Cross-Road   (1006 words)

  
 Charing Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet ofCharing, where King Edward I of England placed a memorial tohis wife, Eleanor of Castile.
The one which stands at Charing Cross, in front of the railway station, is are-located Victorian "copy" (designed by architect Edward Middleton Barry) of the original - the latter havingstood where a statue of King Charles I of England is now tobe found.
"Charing Cross" is a corruption of "cher reine cross", that being French for "dear queen" and referring to the EleanorCross that was erected there.
www.therfcc.org /charing-cross-112380.html   (208 words)

  
 TobaccoReviews.com: Blend Detail: GLPease - Charing Cross
Charing Cross is a traditional Balkan style blend of fine Virginia leaf, richly seasoned with smoky Cyprian Latakia, and spiced with the exquisite and exotic tobaccos of the orient.
The one which stands at Charing Cross, in front of the railway station, is a re-located Victorian "copy" of the original - the latter having stood where a statue of King Charles I of England is now to be found.
Charing Cross is billed as a "Traditional Balkan Mixture" and that is certainly true.
www.tobaccoreviews.com /blend_detail.cfm?ALPHA=C&TID=1975   (3298 words)

  
 Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Gardens and Spas - Embankment Gardens (Charing Cross Gardens)
CHARING CROSS GARDENS, which are sometimes called the Embankment Gardens, are planted on the soil reclaimed from the river when the Embankment was built by the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Charing Cross is the centre of London, and the point from which distances are measured, all localities within four miles of it being said to be within the radius.
Of the original cross nothing remains, but it is reproduced in front of the Charing Cross Hotel, and not on its original site, now occupied by the equestrian statue of Charles the First.
www.victorianlondon.org /entertainment/embankmentgardens.htm   (165 words)

  
 Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square (from London) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The center of London is usually regarded as Charing Cross, a small traffic square on the Strand near the river.
There, until 1647, stood one of the 13 crosses erected in 1291 by Edward I to his queen, Eleanor, marking the stopping places in her funeral procession.
The Red Cross movement began with the founding of the International Committee for the Relief of the Wounded (now the International Committee of the Red Cross) in 1863; it was established to care for victims of battle in time of war, but later national Red Cross societies were created to aid...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=204017   (940 words)

  
 Charing Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The most recent closure on the underground is the Jubilee Line part of Charing Cross station.
The line was diverted to Westminster for the Jubilee Line extension (although the Charing X spur is being retained for operational purposes).
An experimental tunnel was built at New Cross in 1972/3 to test the then new Bentonite Shield - the tunnel would later have become part of the extension.
www.pendar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /Tube/CharingX.html   (213 words)

  
 Richard's page for the Charing Cross/Strand/Embankment conundrum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The station-names of Charing Cross, Embankment, Strand, Aldwych and Trafalgar Square have all been used over the years, in various combinations, to describe four different Tube stations in the area of the north bank near Waterloo Bridge...
When opened, the Charing Cross branch of what is now the Northern Line only came as far south as the forecourt of Charing Cross main-line station, and accordingly was named Charing Cross.
So, to distinguish their two Charing Crosses, the original Northern Line one was renamed Charing Cross (Strand), and their new one plus the Bakerloo Line station at Embankment became Charing Cross (Embankment).
metadyne.tripod.com /CHX-EMBconundrum.html   (750 words)

  
 Charing Cross Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is so called because it from Charing Cross.
A long-standing correspondence between New York based Helene Hanff and the staff of a bookstore located on the street was the for the book 84 Charing Cross Road (1970).
This is one of the few movies made in the last 20 years or so that really is thoroughly charming and intelligent that you can't help but see it many, many times.
www.freeglossary.com /Charing_Cross_Road   (450 words)

  
 Charing Cross, Doylestown Township, Bucks County PA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross, Doylestown Township, Bucks County PA Charing Cross
Charing Cross is a townhome subdivision built by Granor Price Homes circa 1993.
Charing Cross lies just outside the Doylestown Boro city limits.
www.charingcross.info   (178 words)

  
 Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Charing ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross is a position rather than a place, and may be described as the triangular piece of roadway where Parliament-street runs into the south side of Trafalgar-square.
A line drawn north and south through it may be said to separate the London of pleasure and fashion from that of work and business.
Of the original cross no vestige remains, not even a stone to mark where it stood.
www.victorianlondon.org /districts/dickens-charingcross.htm   (169 words)

  
 Welcome to Charing Cross station
Charing Cross was opened in 1864 and was the product of the Southern Eastern Railway's need to extend westward from London Bridge to get its passengers from Kent right into the heart of London.
Situated on the forecourt of the stations is the Eleanor Cross, from which point road distances from London are measured.
Queen Eleanor was the wife of Edward 1 and the cross is one of many erected at points on the journey where her body was rested on its way from Lincoln to Westminster for burial.
www.networkrail.co.uk /Stations/stations/Charingcross/Default.aspx   (169 words)

  
 Charing Cross Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Becky Baltare (volleyball, OH, Sr., 3.66, elementary education, Charing Cross, Ontario) led...
Indeed, slipping down a narrow, rain-drenched side street off the sprawling chaos that is Charing Cross Road - for a scheduled interview at Google's European...
A long-standing correspondence between New York based author Helene Hanff and the staff of a real-life bookstore located on the street was the inspiration for the book 84 Charing Cross Road (1970).
www.wikiverse.org /charing-cross-road   (419 words)

  
 Sherlockian Atlas: Reference: Charing Cross Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SCAN: Irene Adler and her new husband left by the 5:15 train from Charing Cross for the Continent.
ABBE: Holmes and Watson leave London from Charing Cross Station on their way to the Abbey Grange, in Kent.
Fournaye attracted much attention at Charing Cross station by the wildness of her appearance and the violence of her gestures.
www.sherlock-holmes.org /atlas/london/charing_cross_sta.html   (116 words)

  
 No 84, Charing Cross - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charing Cross, the spot from which the road gets its name, lies south, across Trafalgar Square.
The ‘cross’ marked one of the twelve places where the funeral cortege of Queen Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, rested on its way to Westminster Abbey is 1290.
Besides Foyle’s, Charing Cross Road also has branches of Borders and Blackwell's (known for their collection of academic books).
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/jun132004/sh3.asp   (1184 words)

  
 Apartment Charing Cross in Bowling Green, OH
Charing Cross apartments are located in Bowling Green, 5 miles from Bowling Green State University with easy access to I-75, Route 6 and Main Street.
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