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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Rotten Row

Erection date: 1990


Rotten Row - the king's old road, completed 1690. This ride originally formed part of King William III's carriage drive from Whitehall to Kensington Palace, its construction was supervised by the Surveyor of Their Majesties Roads, Captain Michael Studholme, and it was the first lamp-lit road in the kingdom. Designated as a public bridleway in the 1730s, Rotten Row is one of the most famous urban riding grounds in the world.
EIIR, 1990.

Site: Rotten Row (1 memorial)

W2, Rotten Row, Hyde Park Corner

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Rotten Row

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Kensington Palace

A residence of the British royal family since the 17th century. Built as Nott...

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Captain Michael Studholme

HM Surveyor of Roads, 1690-1715.  Not a poor man, he owned property in St Mar...

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King William III (of Orange)

Son of William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary Stuart (daughter of Charles I)....

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Rotten Row

Riding track, 1384 metres long. The name is possibly derived from 'route de r...

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Major road in London, running from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. The...

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