Tuesday 26 April 2011

Monopoly - Northumberland Avenue

Monopoly pink square. £160.

A short street that runs between Trafalgar Square and Embankment.
The Earl of Northumberland built Northumberland house here in 1608. A grand place with gardens running down to the river.
The title for Duke of Northumberland was initially created in 1551. The title changed families three times, finally being awarded to the Percy family in 1766 where it currently remains.
The property on Northumberland Avenue was sold by the Percy family to the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1874 for the creation of the Northumberland Avenue.


Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

So familiar with it on the board but have never known where the street is (have never thought to find out!) even though I went to school in Westminster for a while, not far away.


Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire said...

I came across your site this week and I've enjoyed looking back at the earlier posts. What a novel idea! I can't wait too see how you're going to illustrate 'Community Chest' - some well-endowed young lady perhaps?

jabblog said...

An interesting post as ever, Mo:-)

Sharon said...

I'd love to be walking here right now!

Jack said...

This is a wonderful building. I sure would like to see it.

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