Richmond Green; 2009
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Richmond Green; 2009

Torla Evans

© Museum of London

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Richmond Green is a recreation area located near the centre of Richmond.
The green is essentially square in shape and its open grassland, framed with broadleaf trees, extends to roughly twelve acres. It is overlooked by a mixture of period townhouses, historic buildings and municipal and commercial establishments.
For over 400 years Richmond Green has been edged by houses and commercial premises - built to provide accommodation for people serving or visiting Richmond Palace. In 1625 Charles I brought his court here to escape the plague in London and by the early 18th century these had become the homes of "minor nobility, diplomats, and court hangers-on".




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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