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 Crystal Palace railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crystal Palace railway station is located in the London Borough of Bromley in south London.
This station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) on 10 June 1854, on the line between Sydenham and West Norwood to take the crowds to the Palace.
It is one of two stations built serve the site of the 1851 exhibition building, the so-called Crystal Palace, when it was moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham Hill after 1851.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crystal_Palace_railway_station   (533 words)

  
 The Crystal Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crystal Palace was built by about 5,000 navvies who worked very hard for little and completed their tasks in a very short space of time.
The Crystal Palace Foundation was created in 1979 to keep alive the memory and respect for this epic age in Britain's history.
The name "Crystal Palace" was coined by the satirical magazine Punch who also commented on other historical features like the cholera epidemic, and the filthy streets of London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Crystal_Palace   (1440 words)

  
 Crystal Palace
With the prospect of much new traffic the directors of the railway authorised a new station at Sydenham in 1852 and a branch from there to "The Crystal Palace" was opened on 10 June 1854.
Expansion of the railway continued throughout the nineteenth century and on 1December 1856 the line from Crystal Palace, through a considerable clay tunnel, to Wandsworth Common was opened, subsequently on to Battersea Wharf on 29 March 1858.
Crystal Palace is a station whose fortunes have waxed and waned considerably over the years since it first opened.
www.semg.org.uk /location/cpalace_01.html   (494 words)

  
 The Worlds Fair and Exposition Information and Reference Guide
It is staffed by volunteers from the Crystal Palace Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Park.
The building was known as the HMS Crystal Palace when it was occupied by 125,000 men during World War I. Around 7:30 PM on the night of November 30, 1936, a fire broke out in the center transept.
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, Hawkins and the Crystal Palace, Paper Dinosaurs, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, ZoomDinosaurs.
www.earthstation9.com /1851_lon.htm   (3059 words)

  
 Victorian London - Buildings, Monuments and Museums - Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace may now be reached from all parts of London by rail; junctions having been made between the Brighton and the North London, and other railways; and between the London, Chatham, and Dover, and the North-Western, Great-Eastern, and Great-Western systems.
Railway visitors alight at one of two covered stations, either at a wing leading to the south end of the main building or at the centre of the latter on the high level.
Owing to the circumstance that the Handel Festival is always held at the Crystal Palace, the orchestra in the central transept of the Palace of Glass is known as the Handel Orchestra.
www.victorianlondon.org /buildings/crystalpalace.htm   (8936 words)

  
 Crystal Palace CampaignB26_highlevel
The railway was begun in 1862 from Nunhead to serve the Crystal Palace which had been built on Sydenham Hill in 1854.
The fortunes of the railway waned with those of the Palace and declined after the Palace burned down in 1936.
It was closed during the war and the re-opening on 4 January 1946 was unsuccessful with the station in a poor state of repair.
www.crystal.dircon.co.uk /b26_highlevel.htm   (660 words)

  
 London Pools Campaign: Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace is the only place capable of hosting multi-sport events such as the BAA London Heathrow Youth Games, a key focus for sports development activities for children throughout Greater London.
The Mayor’s London Development Agency is taking a lease on the NSC from February 2006 and has used an existing forum on the future of Crystal Palace Park to consult widely on what should happen next.
Crystal Palace runs courses for swim teaching, coaching, lifeguarding, and other activities.
www.londonpoolscampaign.com /crystalpalace   (416 words)

  
 Crystal Palace Campaign_p134_cpfootball
England and Scotland contested four Auld Enemy encounters at Crystal Palace between 1897 and 1909 while the ground held 20 FA cup finals from 1894 to I914.
If Crystal Palace are to be a top flight - if results follow the recent trend they might be one next season - then they deserve a Premiership stadium and a ground to be proud of.
However, plans are in place for a new Tramlink and the extension of the East London Line while Crystal Palace is one of the biggest bus interchanges in south London.
www.crystal.dircon.co.uk /p134_cpfootball.htm   (701 words)

  
 Crystal Palace Park
The Crystal Palace Park circular Tea Maze is not only London’s largest maze, but also one of the biggest in the country, being 160ft in diameter and occupying a total area of nearly 2000 square yards.
The line and station were specifically built for the visitors to the Palace and grounds, and were opened on the 10th June 1854.
The museum is situated in the former Crystal Palace School of Engineering, established in 1872 and the only building left after the fire of 1936.
www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk /cry_pal_park.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Crystal Palace Hotel
Crystal Palace Hotel is conveniently situated in the neighborhood of prestigious ROMEXPO - Exhibition Center in Bucharest.
www.hot-ex.com /hotel_info.asp?id=7371   (41 words)

  
 Getting to
One word of warning: Crystal Palace Railway Station is nowhere near the ground!
(Crystal Palace station is not near the ground).
At T-junction after 0.6 miles turn right (s/p Beckenham A222, South Norman A215, Crystal Palace) into Addiscombe Road.
www.forfoxsake.com /travel/clubs/palace.htm   (634 words)

  
 Crystal Palace
The months flew by and in 1852 the Crystal Palace was taken apart and moved to the London suburb of Sydenham, where it was reerected on top of a hill and continued to draw enthusiastic crowds.
As the Sydenham Crystal Palace took its place as a sight to see in London, it gradually disappeared from the pages of the Illustrated London News.
Well into the story, a meeting takes place at the Crystal Palace, an enormous and gloriously symmetrical three-story glass building which once covered nineteen acres of ground in Hyde Park.
www.hufsoft.com /adventures/15.html   (817 words)

  
 The Internet Football Ground Guide - Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace FC
Please note that Crystal Palace station is nowhere near the ground.
The nearest railway stations are Selhurst or Thornton Heath which are served by London Victoria main line station, Clapham Junction, London Bridge (every 30 mins) and East Croydon (every 15 mins).
I was impressed with the Palace fans, who clearly were passionate about their Club, but in a non-intimidatory manner, towards away fans.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/park/yfh45/palace.htm   (1853 words)

  
 British Archaeology, no 38, October 1998: Comment
More than this, the station was a kind of remote vestibule to the Crystal Palace, employing the same innovatory techniques of system building, ornament and glazing.
The Great Western Railway's service from Paddington then finished at a temporary terminus, but an extension to the midlands was soon completed, and with it a new station in the quasi-Venetian environs of North Osney where streets alternate with channels of the Thames and the Oxford Canal.
The former GWR station has been replaced by a building (Oxford's current railway station) which may help explain Inspector Morse's countenance when he travels up to London to interview suspects or visit the opera.
www.britarch.ac.uk /ba/ba38/ba38comm.html   (760 words)

  
 Making History - The Crystal Palace atmospheric railway
The Crystal Palace atmospheric or pneumatic railway was built in 1864 at the lower end of the Crystal Palace Park, and was working for a matter of months.
Sir Joseph Paxton had re-erected the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in the 1850s after moving it from Hyde Park where it was constructed for the Great Exhibition in 1851.
Patrick Beaver, The Crystal Palace (Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1986)
www.capsu.org /library/documents/0040.html   (1138 words)

  
 No. 1158: The Crystal Palace
For a generation before the Crystal Palace, the gossamer design of iron bridges had pointed the way to this great iron building.
The Crystal Palace itself, not its contents, was the art here.
The engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, himself a worker of wonders in iron, had high praise for the Crystal Palace.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1158.htm   (543 words)

  
 Victorian London - Communications - Telegraph - Telegraph Offices
The Central Station of the Electric Telegraph Company, at the end of Founders'-court in Lothbury, is one of the best of the recent architectural adornments of the city of London.
The stations of these companies are connected with all the principal towns in Great Britain and Ireland, and the Continental lines of telegraph.
Telegrams received for all Foreign Stations either at the Central Office, or at the stations of the Magnetic, and the London District Telegraph Companies.
www.victorianlondon.org /communications/telegraphoffices.htm   (1342 words)

  
 Crystal Palace - Nunhead 1
The Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway (CPandSLJR) was backed by the LCandDR and was absorbed by that company when it opened in 1865.
This terminal station was connected directly to the Palace by an ornate and patterned colonnaded subway built in white and red brick by Italian crypt builders.
The cavernous terminus at Crystal Palace is long gone but the subway connecting the site of it with the site of the Crystal Palace exhibition still exists.
www.loveplums.co.uk /Tube/Crystal_Palace_line_1.html   (1355 words)

  
 Location :: Public Schools Fencing Championships
2, 3, 63, 122, 137A, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 361, 450, N2, N3 Trains from Victoria, London Bridge and Clapham Junction go directly to Crystal Palace Station which is situated immediately next to the Main Entrance.
Crystal Palace is in South East London, 10 miles from the city centre.
We have our own on site surface railway station and there are several other stations nearby.
www.publicschoolsfencingchampionships.com /location.htm   (138 words)

  
 The General Guide Book to the Crystal Palace
When the weather is fine, the visitor may cross the gardens from this railway station, direct to the central entrance on the upper terrace, while on cold, wet, or windy days, the colonnade affords easy access to the main building independent of weather.
The Crystal Palace is the grown-up Exhibition of 1851 — the Hyde Park glass-house arrived at maturity; and it holds its place in the long series of industrial displays.
All the materials employed in the Exhibition of 1851, with the exception of the glass on the whole roof, and the framing of the transept-roof, were used in the construction of the Crystal Palace.
sourcebook.fsc.edu /history/crystal.html   (6404 words)

  
 The Railway Consultancy TRAKATTK™ model
First Floor, South Tower, Crystal Palace Railway Station, London SE19 2AZ
However, every time a delay is caused (either by the random station stop time element, or by train movements conflicting), the results are written to a file, as are incidents of early running.
Small delays are added to station stop times on a random basis, to reflect the numbers or actions of passengers boarding and alighting.
www.railwayconsultancy.com   (1004 words)

  
 the Crystal Palace Foundation - News
Crystal Palace Railway Station (formerly Crystal Palace Low Level) is once again a splendid sight, thanks to a £4.5m refurbishment programme.
The Crystal Palace Foundation and Crystal Palace Museum recently co-operated with the the Crystal Palace Caravan Harbour, Castle Communications and Thames Water to name the lane at the junction Crysta...
The Crystal Palace Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1979.
www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk /News   (644 words)

  
 The Illustrated London News - London
The LBSCR line to the Iow-level station necessitated a walk along a 720ft glass-covered colonnade so the station of the Crystal Palace and South London junction Railway, which deposited its passengers alongside the Palace, was preferred.
Grosvenor bridge across the Thames was the first railway bridge over the river in the London area; it was désigned by John Fowler, engineer of the VS and PR, and took exactly one year from the commencement of construction to the passage of thefirst train, on 9 lune 1860.
In August 1852, the rebuilding of the Crystal Palace began on a site at Sydenham Hill by a company set up by its builder, Joseph Paxton.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/rschwart/ind_rev/iln/london.htm   (1202 words)

  
 :: Crystal Palace Community Association ::
As many of you are probably aware, there lies a subway underneath Crystal Palace Parade, which provided access for arriving rail passengers to the Crystal Palace from the High Level Station on the other side of the road.
A few years ago it was possible to visit this Grade II listed chamber with its red and cream brick pillars, courtesy of the Crystal Palace Foundation's 'Walkabouts', it being the highlight of their tour.
As anyone who uses the station will know it is all steps but Railtrack declined to spend a further £0.75m on lifts, which are so important to the less mobile of us.
www.cpca.org.uk /issues_htm/park9.htm   (306 words)

  
 Queens London - online hotel reservations
Situated in a peaceful street, minutes from Crystal Palace railway station and within 15 minutes of central London by train (direct train to Victoria station and London Bridge).
This hotel is ideally located for the Crystal Palace facilities (which is not just a leading competition venue for both international and domestic events but it is also a training centre for national squads, clubs and schools and a thriving local leisure facility).
The breakfast room is served in the roof top restaurant (the Crystal room), with superb panoramic views south to Kent and north to the London Eye and Central London.
www.all-hotels.com /xbook/servlet/hotel-details?hotl_id=311721   (282 words)

  
 Crystal Palace Park - The Open Guide to London
Crystal Palace park celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2004: you can read more at the Crystal Palace Foundation's site: http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/.
Crystal Palace Park is in South London at the top of Sydenham Hill.
It was the site of the Crystal Palace, a giant Victorian exhibition and arts centre which burnt down in 1936.
london.openguides.org /index.cgi?Crystal_Palace_Park   (154 words)

  
 The Crystal Palace
It would be possible to place a smaller version of the Crystal Palace at this location, however a number of trees would have to be removed, also security and vandalism would be a serious concern with a glass building.
The name "Crystal Palace" was meant as a derogatory description of the exhibition building "It looks like a Crystal Palace" commented a reporter at the time.
One theory behind the Arboretum's Crystal Palace was that it was a copy of the Great Exhibition building designed by Joseph Paxton and built by Charles Fox - this would have nicely complimented the history of the original Crystal Palace, and would have been a suitable local monument to Paxton's work.
www.derbyarboretum.co.uk /crystal_palace.htm   (951 words)

  
 Streets Ahead Crystal Palace office - Estate Agents London SE19 - Selection of property
We are delighted to offer this rarely available 2 bedroom split level maisonette, located in a small cul-de-sac off Fox Hill which is one of the most sought after roads in Crystal Palace.
We are delighted to offer this larger than average newly converted studio apartment within this most attractive Victorian building, close to Crystal Palace Triangle and offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
A superb 2 bedroom split level converted apartment with own outdoor space, in the heart of Crystal Palace
www.findaproperty.co.uk /agent.aspx?agentid=4929&opt=list   (1023 words)

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