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 Charing Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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, 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 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

  
 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.
The cross marks the point from which all UK road distances from London are measured, so the station can claim to be the most central in London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charing_Cross_railway_station

  
 Strand, London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Strand tube station was merged into the new Charing Cross tube station when the Jubilee Line was built (along with the Trafalgar Square tube station on the Bakerloo Line).
There are two tube stations: Charing Cross and Aldwych which is disused.
Throughout the Middle Ages this area remained a link of development and activity between the commercial centre to the east and the political to the west.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Strand

  
 Australia Immigration
Waterloo is a major railway station and transport interchange complex located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels.
The station became increasingly ramshackle and cluttered as the 19th century went on, until the decision was finally taken to tear the whole thing down and begin again.
The station was widely praised for its architecture, and won a variety of awards on its opening in 1994.
australiaimmigration.com /index.php?title=Waterloo_station

  
 Written direction for finding Glasgow Meeting House
The two landmarks for the Meeting House are Charing Cross railway station on Elmbank Crescent (about 80 yards) and the King's Theatre on Bath Street (about 120 yards).
Charing Cross railway station is one stop west-bound from Queen Street (low level).
On the Kingston Bridge cross the river Clyde and keep in the left lane leading to a single-lane slip road which almost immediately becomes double as it is joined by another from the left.
quakerscotland.gn.apc.org /glasgow/finding.htm

  
 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

  
 Temple tube station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the nearest tube station for King's College London and the London School of Economics.
Temple is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment.
'Temple' is the only name to be shared by a station of the Paris M├ętro and a station of the London Underground.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Temple_tube_station

  
 Charing Cross and the Railway Station
Charing Cross Station and Hotel, a minute's walk from Trafalgar Square, is one of the great Victorian railway stations.
The station itself was built by the engineer John Hawkshaw in 1863, and the Renaissance-style hotel facing the Strand is by the architect E.
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.
www.speel.demon.co.uk /other/charing.htm

  
 Citikey London - Charing Cross Railway Station - Charing Cross
Citikey London- Charing Cross Railway Station - Charing Cross
Charing Cross Station is located in the heart of London and is the Capital's most conveniently situated Mainline station.
Originally opened in 1864 it is primarily a commuter station, so well placed that you can often complete the journey on foot.
www.citikey.com /business/10033821/category/30218/city/London/current/9/page/6/total/12

  
 Charing Cross - on Buckingham Palace ley line
There is a cross in nearby Charing Cross railway station forecourt which is a memorial to the former cross, although it is not a copy.
The site of Charing Cross is now marked by a statue of Charles I (who was beheaded in Whitehall nearby) but was originally the site of the thirteenth and final Eleanor Cross to be raised by Edward I in memory of his wife Queen Eleanor.
The cross marked what was regarded as the ancient centre of London, from which distances to other places were measured.
www.ahsoc.fsnet.co.uk /royal-ley/charx.htm

  
 Photographs of Ilam, Staffordshire, England, UK
It was destroyed in 1647, during the Civil War, and the modern cross of 1863 stands in the forecourt of Charing Cross Railway Station.
The one at Charing Cross is a reconstruction.
The Eleanor crosses were built by Edward I to mark the places where the embalmed body of Queen Eleanor (of Castile) lay each night on its journey to London.
www.thornber.net /staffs/html/ilam.html

  
 Charles Dickens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the age of twelve Dickens was deemed old enough to work and began working for 10 hours a day in Warren’s boot-blacking factory located near the present Charing Cross railway station.
His family was moderately well off and he received some education at a private school but all that changed when his father, after spending too much money entertaining and retaining his social position, was imprisoned for debt.
He spent his time pasting labels on the jars of thick polish and earned six shillings a week.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Charles_Dickens

  
 rodcorp: At the exact centre of London, Britain's smallest police station
The original cross was replaced, then demolished (the stone being re-used used to make paving along Whitehall, round the corner), and in 1863 a rather ornate version (not strictly a replica) was put up in front of Charing Cross railway station, a couple of hundred yards away.
Transport: Charing Cross station is the centre of London for Black Taxis.
On the site now occupied by the statue of King Charles was erected the original Queen Eleanor's Cross, a replica of whch stands in front of Charing Cross station.
rodcorp.typepad.com /rodcorp/2004/10/at_the_exact_ce.html

  
 220575-Thistle-Charing-Cross.aspx
The Thistle Charing Cross can be reached simply by exiting the station through the subway, bringing you out within a few yards of the reception hall.
Charing Cross derives from the last of the 12 commemorative crosses erected by a grieving EdwardI.
Thistle Charing Cross is a protected historic building, convenient for both the business and leisure traveller.
www.eurhotels.co.uk /220575-Thistle-Charing-Cross.aspx

  
 South Eastern Trains
Train services at Howrah station were disrupted for an hour on Tuesday evening due to a snag in the route relay interlocking system.
Train fares and schedules remain the same and trains and stations are manned by the same staff.
ISLAMABAD--Rail disasters are all too common in South Asia, where creaking and overstretched railways, some dating from the colonial era, buckle under the strain of transporting more than one billion people.
www.infothis.com /find/South_Eastern_Trains

  
 Broadway Tube Proposed in '49 (1926)
The building of this elevated railway was really what blocked the subway project in the 1870s; but ten or fifteen years later, under his charter, Mr.
Beach was not allowed to use steam locomotives, as was subsequently done in the London Underground, or any means of propulsion that would produce noxious gases, the Legislature passed a bill providing for an elevated railway on which coal-burning "dummy" engines were used for many years.
Beach could have constructed an electrically operated subway such as that begun in 1904, had it not been for the technicality that there was no provision in the charter enabling him to charge a fare.
www.nycsubway.org /early/beach-1926-09-12.html

  
 Australian Herald
The hotel is ideally located within the Charing Cross Railway station complex, in the center of London, opposite Trafalgar Square.
I caught a taxi to the Thistle Charing Cross and even on entering the hotel, it was obvious there was a certain amount of class about the complex.
Embankment Railway station is also only a short walk away, as is Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Piccadilly Circus.
www.australianherald.com /p.x/ct/8/h_id/18

  
 London Travel by Wheelchair
It is in the same building as the Charing Cross Railway Station and there were always ample cabs in front of the station.
I stayed at the Charing Cross Hotel ($180.00 per night) in the Strand between Villier and Craven Street.
However, the location of the Charing Cross Hotel was very good for getting around in London.
www.geocities.com /Paris/1502/London.htm

  
 Charing Cross
It can claim to be the most central railway station in London since the Eleanor Cross, the point from which all distances from London in the UK are measured, is situated in what became the station's forecourt.
With the frontage of the station onto the Strand being occupied by a French Renaissance style hotel and the remainder now by an office block the visual impact of the station is much reduced and perhaps more in keeping with its smart surroundings.
On 5 December 1905 there was a disaster at the station when one of the tie rods in the trainshed roof failed and the whole structure collapsed.
www.semg.org.uk /location/cx01.html

  
 Crime team
At 1.45pm on 6 May 1927 a trunk is left at the left luggage office of Charing Cross railway station in central London.
They make the not uncommon discovery of the dismembered body of a woman, stations being a common dumping place for bodies at the time — anonymous and unchecked.
When, after a while, it begins to emit an over-powering smell, railway workers call the police.
www.channel4.com /science/microsites/C/crime_team/home_week7.html

  
 Location of club
Charing Cross Underground Station (Northern and Bakerloo lines)
The Club is within easy walking distance from Government Offices on Whitehall and a short journey by bus or underground from the Government Offices along Victoria Street, Lambeth Bridge and near to Victoria Station.
There are a small number of meters on Northumberland Avenue and underground parking in Trafalgar Square.
www.civilserviceclub.org.uk /location.htm

  
 TheRealGoatee.co.uk
For a bloke, particularly an Electronic Engineer like myself, there is quite an emotional high to be gained from standing in a busy railway station in the middle of the day, surrounded by a crowd of, frankly, gorgeous women in tiny skirts.
In particular, the author asserts the moral and legal right to be identified as the author of all of this original work, in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
The jaws of the male passers-by uniformly dropped in jealous disbelief, believe me. Fortunately, nobody asked how much I was charging; but the plot of my own, rather self-indulgent, film was beginning to crystallise in my mind; hence the title of this essay.
website.lineone.net /~d.a.abbott/therealgoatee/writing/articles/angels.html

  
 How to find the Canterbury campus - University of Kent
London Heathrow; either London Underground to London Victoria railway station (50 mins), train to Canterbury East (85 mins) or London Underground to London Charing Cross railway station or London Waterloo East railway station (50 mins), train to Canterbury West (90 mins).
London Luton; Train to London Bridge railway station (50 mins), train from London Bridge to Canterbury West (90 mins).
From Canterbury West turn right out of station, walk to main road, bus stop is on far side, approx.
www.kent.ac.uk /maps/canterbury/find-campus.html

  
 Hungerford Railway & Pedestrian Bridge, London : tourist information from TourUK
Work started on the Charing Cross railway bridge in 1860 and the iron girder structure opened in 1864.
In 1859 the South Eastern Railway (SER) bought the footbridge so that it could to extend a railway line from London Bridge to Charing Cross, bridging the Thames at the same site.
Hawkshaw dismantled the Italianate towers but the abutments and two brick piers were used for the new railway crossing.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_bridges/hungerford_bridge1.htm

  
 Charles Dickens
He received some education at a private school but when his father was imprisoned for debt, Charles wound up working 10-hours a day in a London boot-blacking factory located near to the present day Charing Cross railway station, when he was twelve.
Resentment of his situation and the conditions working-class people lived under became major themes of his works.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/charles_dickens.html

  
 Playhouse Theatre London - information and tickets
There is a story that the site of the theatre was bought 'speculatively' by a property developer who believed that the owners of the adjacent Charing Cross Railway Station would need to buy the land to enlarge the Station, they didn't, and thus the theatre remained.
In 1905, when the theatre was being extensively refurbished and rebuilt, disaster struck as a large block of masonary fell from Charing Cross Station falling through the roof of the theatre and killing six workmen and injuring many more.
It was here that Shaw's first West End play, Arms and Men, was presented in 1894.
www.thisistheatre.com /londontheatre/playhousetheatre.html

  
 London in the C19 -slide list
Under the roadway is the Northern Outfall Sewer and the Circle Line of the Underground railway; anove is Charing Cross railway station.
A map of the main railway lines of central London in the late C19
This is the kind of housing that was built in the later C19 to replace slum property demolished for street or railway improvements
www.stanford.edu /class/history104/coursework/slidelist3.html

  
 The Urinals outside the Charing Cross Railway Station
The Urinals outside the Charing Cross Railway Station
Charing Cross station serves the Northern and Bakerloo Lines of London's Underground rail system, as well as British Rail commuter services.
PT sent in this image showing the fixtures that have replaced the original outdoor installation at Charing Cross.
www.urinal.net /charing_cross_new

  
 Theft reporting
The local police station is Charing Cross Police Station, Agar Street, London WC2N 7JP (opposite Charing Cross mainline railway station).
Telephone 020 7240 1212 ask for the crime desk, the CID or the station reception.
You should also report the matter to the local police.
www.lse.ac.uk /resources/staffHandbook/theftReporting.htm

  
 Eureka
It is said that San Francisco's Ferry Building was once second only to London's Charing Cross Railway Station as the busiest passenger terminal in the world.
Eureka was built in 1890, at Tiburon, California, for the San Francisco and North Pacific Railway (and named Ukiah to commemorate SFandNPR's recent rail extension into that California city).
After Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1848 (and John Marshall discovered gold in the American River) the Bay Area's population exploded.
www.nps.gov /safr/local/eureka.html

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