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Tyburnia is a part of
Paddington Paddington is an List of areas of London, area within the City of Westminster, in central London. First a medieval parish then a Metropolitan Borough of Paddington, metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1 ...

Paddington
created to an 1824 masterplan by
Samuel Pepys Cockerell Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1753–1827) was an English architect. He was a son of John Cockerell, of Bishop's Hull, Somerset, and the elder brother of Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Baronet Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Baronet (18 February 1755 – 6 ...
to redevelop the historic lands of the Bishop of London, known as the Tyburn Estate, into a residential area to rival
Belgravia Belgravia () is an affluent district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or County ...
. It was the first part of Paddington to be developed.


Area

The area called Tyburnia has varied over time and it was never finished according to the original plan but it is certainly bounded by
Edgware Road Edgware Road is a major road in London, England. The route originated as part of Roman roads in Britain, Roman Watling Street and, unusually in London, it runs for 10 miles in an almost perfectly straight line. Forming part of the modern A5 road ...
in the east and
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Bayswater Road
and Hyde Park Place in the south. The northern boundary is generally regarded as Craven Road and Praed Street, while the western boundary is generally regarded as Gloucester Terrace.


History

The district formed the centrepiece of an 1824 masterplan by Samuel Pepys Cockerell to redevelop the historic lands of the Bishop of London, known as the Tyburn Estate, into a residential area to rival
Belgravia Belgravia () is an affluent district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or County ...
. It was the first part of Paddington to be developed. The area was laid out in the mid-1800s when grand squares and cream-stucco (material), stuccoed terraces started to fill the acres between Paddington station and Hyde Park; however, the plans were never realised in full. The author William Makepeace Thackeray described the district as "the elegant, the prosperous, the polite Tyburnia, the most respectable district of the habitable globe."


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External links

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