Ranelagh Gardens


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Ranelagh Gardens

(ˈrænɪlə)
pl n
(Historical Terms) a public garden in Chelsea opened in 1742: a centre for members of fashionable society to meet and promenade. The gardens were closed in 1804. Also called: Ranelagh
[named after the Earl of Ranelagh, in whose grounds they were sited]
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Ranelagh Street had been named after Ranelagh Gardens, an area of quiet greenery that had once existed on the site now occupied by the sumptuous Adelphi Hotel.
Luke Gardiner's mall in Sackville Street (Donegal Street), the Marlborough Bowling Green, Ranelagh Gardens, St.
Vertue wrote that he advertised for commissions and that a large view of Chelsea College [the Royal Hospital], Ranelagh Gardens, with a value of 60 [pounds sterling] or 70 [pounds sterling]--expensive for the time--could be viewed at the studio.
When he and his young string quartet came to rehearsals, we got a real sense of Ranelagh Gardens, the bloody battle of Cullenswood, and "Beating the Bounds." This annual ritual by citizens of medieval Dublin consisted of beating the ground with branches around the city limits in order to proclaim Dublin's boundary ("bounds").
Winners for week 33: Top Prize Winner: 854129 Mr R J Kershaw, Ranelagh Gardens (Agent 080102) plus 50 prize winners who each receive pounds 10.
The first Adelphi was built in 1826 on the site of the former Ranelagh Gardens, the first open public recreation space in Liverpool.
Wealth was becoming re-distributed, the wealthy merchant class and their pushy wives and daughters overturned social restrictions and the middle-classes gained access to the Prince Regent's pleasure haunts at Ranelagh Gardens and Vauxhall, in certain cases to the English court itself, and to the exclusive London gaming clubs.
Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea, where 'everybody that loves eating, drinking, staring or crowding' was admitted for 12d, attracted, among others, Horace Walpole, who described its 'immense amphitheatre, with balconies full of little ale-houses'.
The lilac is blooming and cow parsley that has colonised ground under the trees in Ranelagh Gardens has shot its umbrella-like flower heads towards the sky in an attempt to soak up the sun.