19 Facts About Greenwich


Greenwich is a town in southeast London, located in the historic county of Kent and the ceremonial county of Greater London.

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The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the siting of the Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934.

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Place-name 'Greenwich' is first attested in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 918, where it appears as Gronewic.

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West Greenwich is a hybrid: the spirit of Nelson, the Cutty Sark, the Maritime Museum, an industrial waterfront and a number of elegant houses, ripe for development.

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Places in North America that have taken the name "East Greenwich" include a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, a hamlet in Washington County, New York, and a town in Kent County, Rhode Island.

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Tumuli to the south-west of Flamsteed House, in Greenwich Park, are thought to be early Bronze Age barrows re-used by the Saxons in the 6th century as burial grounds.

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James I carried out the final remodelling work on Greenwich Palace, granting the manor to his wife Queen Anne of Denmark.

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In 1838 the London and Greenwich Railway completed the very first steam railway in London.

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Greenwich Station is at the northern apex of the Ashburnham Triangle, a residential estate developed by the Ashburnham family, mainly between 1830 and 1870, on land previously developed as market gardens.

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Town of Greenwich is built on a broad platform to the south of the outside of a broad meander in the River Thames, with a safe deep water anchorage lying in the river.

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Greenwich is bordered by Deptford Creek and Deptford to the west; the residential area of Westcombe Park to the east; the River Thames to the north; and the A2 and Blackheath to the south.

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The Greenwich Peninsula, known as North Greenwich, forms the main projection of the town .

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Greenwich has an oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters.

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The Greenwich Millennium Village is a modern urban regeneration development to the south of the Dome.

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Greenwich Mean Time was at one time based on the time observations made at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, before being superseded by the closely-related Coordinated Universal Time .

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Landowner, Greenwich Hospital, enhanced the market between 2014 and early 2016.

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In 1997 Maritime Greenwich was added to the list of World Heritage Sites, for the concentration and quality of buildings of historic and architectural interest.

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Greenwich is served by Greenwich and Maze Hill stations with Southeastern services to London Cannon Street, Dartford, Barnehurst and Crayford as well as Thameslink services to Luton via London Blackfriars and to Rainham.

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Greenwich is served by the Docklands Light Railway, with services from Greenwich and Cutty Sark stations to Bank via Canary Wharf and to Lewisham.

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