Broad Sanctuary, SW1P

Road in/near Westminster

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Broad Sanctuary, SW1P

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Road · Westminster · SW1P ·
August
9
2017

Broad Sanctuary is a road in the SW1H postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Westminster Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P Abbey Orchard Street was the heart of a former slum area.
Abingdon Street, SW1P Abingdon Street has linked Old Palace Yard and Millbank since at least 1593.
Artillery Place, SW1P Artillery Place was named after a former nearby artillery practice ground which stood here in the 19th century.
Artillery Row, SW1P Artillery Row skirts a former artillery ground.
Barton Street, SW1P Barton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Bennett’s Yard, SW1P Bennett’s Yard is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Birdcage Walk, SW1H Birdcage Walk runs east from Great George Street, along the south side of St James’s Park.
Blue Bridge, SW1A Blue Bridge is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Brewers Green, SW1H Brewers Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Bridge Street, SW1A Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Broad Sanctuary, SW1P Broad Sanctuary is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Broadway, SW1H Broadway - formerly the location of the headquarters of both London Transport and the Metropolitan Police.
Butler Place, SW1H Butler Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Canon Row, SW1A Canon Row is at least one thousand year’s old.
Carteret Street, SW1H Carteret Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Caxton Street, SW1H William Caxton was responsible for the introduction of the printing press to England.
Chadwick Street, SW1P Chadwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Chubb Court, SW1P Chubb Court is a road in the SW20 postcode area
Commissioner’s Yard, SW1A Commissioner’s Yard is a small street behind New Scotland Yard.
Cowley Street, SW1P Cowley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Dacre Street, SW1H Dacre Street is named after Lady Anne Dacre.
Dartmouth Street, SW1H Dartmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Dean Farrar Street, SW1H Frederic William Farrar was a canon of Westminster Abbey.
Dean Stanley Street, SW1P Dean Stanley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Deans Yard, SW1P Dean’s Yard comprises most of the precincts of the former monastery of Westminster, not occupied by the Abbey buildings.
Derby Gate, SW1A Derby Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Downing Street, SW1A Downing Street has been the home of British Prime Minsters since the eighteenth century.
Fludyer Street, SW1A Fludyer Street used to be a street which lay parallel to, and south of, Downing Street.
Gayfere Street, SW1P Gayfere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great College Street, SW1P Great College Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great George Street, SW1P Great George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great Peter Street, SW1P Great Peter Street bears the name of the patron saint of Westminster Abbey.
Great Smith Street, SW1P Great Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Greycoat Place, SW1P Greycoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Horse Guards Road, SW1A Horse Guards Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
King Charles Street, SW1A King Charles Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Little College Street, SW1P Little College Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Little Deans Yard, SW1P Little Deans Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Little George Street, SW1P Little George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Lord North Street, SW1P Lord North Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Matthew Parker Street, SW1H The Most Reverend Matthew Parker was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575.
Millbank, SW1A Millbank is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Monck Street, SW1P Monck Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A Norman Shaw Building North is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
North Court, SW1P North Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Old Pye Street, SW1P Old Pye Street gets its name from Sir Robert Pye, member of parliament for Westminster in the time of Charles I.
Old Queen Street, SW1H Old Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Palmer Street, SW1H Palmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Parliament Square, SW1A Parliament Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Parliament Square, SW1A Parliament Square is one of the most important squares in Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Parliament Street, SW1A Parliament Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Petty France, SW1H Petty France is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Post Office Way, SW1H Post Office Way is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Price’s Court, SW1P A street within the SW1P postcode
Queen Anne’s Gate, SW1H This is a street in the SW1H postcode area
Queen Annes Gate Buildings, SW1H Queen Annes Gate Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Queen Annes Gate, SW1H Queen Annes Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Queens Gardens, SW1A Queens Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A Richmond House Whitehall is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Richmond Terrace, SW1A Richmond Terrace is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Rochford Southend East, SW1A Rochford Southend East is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Smith Square, SW1P Smith Square was originally developed by Sir James Smith around 1726.
St Anns Street, SW1P St Anns Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St Margaret Street, SW1A St Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
St Margarets Street, SW1A St Margarets Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
St Margarets Street, SW1P St Margarets Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St Matthew Street, SW1P St Matthew Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St. Ermin’s Hill, SW1H St. Ermin’s Hill is a road in the SW1H postcode area
St. Margaret Street, SW1P St. Margaret Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
St. Matthew Street, SW1P St. Matthew Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Storey’s Gate, SW1H Abraham Storey, one of Wren’s master-masons, built Storey’s Gate that now commemorates his name.
Strutton Ground, SW1P Strutton Ground is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
The Mall, SW1Y The Mall is the processional route between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
The Sanctuary, SW1P The Sanctuary is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
The Terrace, SW1P The Terrace is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Tothill Street, SW1H Tothill Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Tufton Street, SW1P Tufton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Victoria Embankment, SW1A Victoria Embankment is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Victoria Street, SW1P Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Westminster Bridge, SW1A Westminster Bridge is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Westminster Bridge, SW1A Westminster Bridge is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Westminster Central Hall, SW1H Westminster Central Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Westminster Mansions, SW1P Westminster Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P Westminster Palace Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Westminster Pier, SW1A Westminster Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.


Westminster

Westminster - heart of government.

While the underground station dates from 1868, Westminster itself is almost as old as London itself. It has a large concentration of London’s historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the ’Westminster System’, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.


LOCAL PHOTOS
William Shakespeare
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Hungerford Stairs circa 1828
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Aquarium
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Broadway SW1
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Waterloo Place (1913)
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Church Street (1866)
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In the neighbourhood...

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William Shakespeare
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Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath (1749)
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Broadway SW1
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The site of Spring Gardens on the Agas map (1561)
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Whitehall, just before the 1953 Coronation. View northwards from Horse Guards Avenue towards Trafalgar Square, with the equestrian statue of Earl Haig on the left. Decorations are already going up for the Queen’s Coronation six days later.
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