Renaming Westminster Place

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Friday 4 April 2008 7.13pm
My suggestion is 'Nightingale Oval'

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Sunday 6 April 2008 10.31am
I wondered about a name related to Astley's Amphitheatre
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47047#s5

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Sunday 6 April 2008 2.35pm
Will the historic Stangate name for the area be lost when the Founder's Place development demolishes the block of flats at the corner of Royal Street?

Survey of London Volume 23 Chapter 20 wrote:
The name Stangate, attached to a wharf and river stairs just south of the site of Westminster Bridge, dates at least from the mediaeval period, and it is possibly of Roman origin

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47049.

Does it makes more sense to transfer that name to this new development, which is closer to the original location of Stangate Street and the gardens of Stangate Triangle. Or should Stangate remain as a name in Founder's Place as a reminder that the northern extension of Archbishops Park replaces the lost open space?
Sunday 6 April 2008 2.40pm
Veronica wrote:
My suggestion is 'Nightingale Oval'

I agree that there should be a more obvious commemoration of Florence Nightingale.

However, I think St Thomas' Hospital have plans of their own to redevelop Gassiot House across the road, including a new home for the Nightingale Museum with a more accessible public entrance. Would it make more sense the whole of that building to be named for her?
Sunday 6 April 2008 2.45pm
LR - I suspected the Stangate Triangle might get a mention in this thread!

However, one of the new buildings in Founder's Place is to be called Stangate Apartments:
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk/projects/founders_history.html

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Sunday 6 April 2008 3.04pm
James Hatts wrote:
LR - I suspected the Stangate Triangle might get a mention in this thread!

Less famous than the Bermuda one, but with just as much of a risk of being sucked into a vortex of conflicting forces!

James Hatts wrote:
However, one of the new buildings in Founder's Place is to be called Stangate Apartments:
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk/projects/founders_history.html

I'd missed that - but I see they are also planning to call one of blocks Astley Tower.
Sunday 20 April 2008 10.10am
This goes to committee on Wednesday - officers' report here:
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgConvert2PDF.asp?ID=6261 [PDF]

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Friday 3 October 2008 8.15am
Looks like this development is off:
http://www.propertyweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=39&storycode=3123994&c=2

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