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Old 03-05-2015, 09:16 PM   #209
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Eaton Square is a residential garden square in London's Belgravia district..The houses in Eaton Square are large, predominantly three-bay-wide buildings, joined in regular terraces in a classical style, with four or 5 main storeys, plus attic and basement and a mews house behind..Between 1940 and 1944 the Belgian government in exile was located in Eaton Square..The Bellamy family of Upstairs, Downstairs lived in nearby Eaton Place at number 165..The first block was laid out by Thomas Cubitt from 1827..Before World War II Eaton Square was a securely upper class address, but not of the grandeur of London's very grandest addresses in Mayfair and Belgravia: Belgrave Square, Grosvenor Square, St James's Square or Park Lane..


Terrace to the North Side of Eaton Square...

Eaton Square is the address of Prince Amerigo and his wife, the former Maggie Verver, in the last complete major novel by Henry James, The Golden Bowl.. In the original newspaper piece that was expanded into Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, the judge invites the rest of the cast to his house in "Five hundred and eleven, Eaton Square" for the wedding breakfast.. In Angela Carter's last novel, Wise Children, Eaton Square is visited by Peregrine Hazard after returning by cab from the beach.. In Anthony Trollope's novel The Bertrams Sir Henry Harcourt and his unhappy bride Lady Harcourt take a house in Eaton Square after their marriage.. In Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals, the Hon. Charles Gurney Seymour, future cabinet minister and son of the Earl of Bridgwater, and his wife Lady Fiona, daughter of the Duke of Falkirk, live in Eaton Square...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton_Square
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=635It always seemed rather dark when my mother-in-law lived here; but then, she made everything rather dark..Still, I've heard tell the MacDonalds weren't too steady at CullOden, either!.. http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=681

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