Message from discussion square meters Re: Olympic question(s)
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From: Mike L <n...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: square meters Re: Olympic question(s)
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:33:46 +0000
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On Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:43:25 -0800 (PST), "Peter T. Daniels"
>On Nov 1, 6:27ï¿½pm, Robert Bannister <rob...@clubtelco.com> wrote:
>> On 1/11/12 6:06 PM, Peter Duncanson [BrE] wrote:
>> > On Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:11:09 +0800, Robert Bannister
>> > <rob...@clubtelco.com> wrote:
>> >> On 31/10/12 11:41 PM, Peter Duncanson [BrE] wrote:
>> >>> Just after posting that I saw a mention of an "entry" in a local
>> >>> newspaper. The newspaper, the News Letter was founded in 1737 by Francis
>> >>> Joy. There is an entry between buildings named after his family: "Joy's
>> >>> Entry".
>> >>> One end of it (Google Street view):
>> >>> Google map view with Joy's Entry in the centre from top to bottom.
>> >>> Parallel to it are, on the left, Crown Entry and, to the right,
>> >>> Pottinger's Entry:
>> >>> ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ....
>> >>> ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ Joy's Entry is named after the Joy family, and is where Francis Joy
>> >>> ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ had a warehouse, and close to the place where the paper was first
>> >>> ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ printed in Bridge Street.
>> >>> ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ....
>> >> I wonder when they were named.
>> > A engraved map of the area as it was in 1832 shows all three named as
>> > entries. The one now named Crown Entry then had a word beginning with W
>> > in place of Crown.
>> So it has been a commonly-used name for some time. The reason I asked
>> was that usually, small lanes only have names if they are the main
>> entrance for a number of dwelling and thus become part of the address,
>> whereas these seemed to service the backs of buildings. Probably I
>> didn't look closely enough.
>In Old New York, a few streets that were originally merely access to
>the carriage-houses behind the mansions -- such as those facing
>Washington Square on the north -- where the carriage houses have been
>turned to other uses, such as dwellings -- are called "mews."
>Washington Mews is between Washington Square North and 8th St.
This "mews" is Brit, too. Indeed, the Royal Mews still houses
carriages, and very likely motor cars.