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  1. Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well known balcony. In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, isolated and incongruously, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road.
  2. The Marble Arch, also Arch of the Philaeni, formerly known in Libya as El Gaus, was a monument in Libya built during the days of Italian colonization. The arch marked the border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, and was located on the actual Libyan Coastal Highway near Ra's Lanuf. It was designed by architect Florestano Di Fausto in response to a request by the Italian Governor-General Italo Balbo. It was unveiled on 16 March 1937 in a lavish night ceremony attended by Benito Mussolini.


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Google previewNames (1891)

And Their Meaning, a Book for the Curious by Leopold Wagner

The Marble Arch is an imposing structure of white marble originally erected in front of Buckingham Palace in 1830, and removed to its present position in 1851. Rutland Gate was designated after the mansion of the Dukes of Rutland hard by.

Google previewPlanning and Place in the City (2013)

Mapping Place Identity by Marichela Sepe

Marble Arch is an arch in white Carrara marble, also designed by John Nash, with carved decorations which represent England, Scotland and Ireland. The arch, designed for the passage of the royal ceremony on The Mall to Buckingham ...

Google previewTime Out London Walks (2011)

25 Walks by London Writers by Time Out Guides Ltd

But Marble Arch is an appropriate end too. You have navigated the uncertainties of approximate Roman settlements, missing...

Well, Marble Arch is a displaced arch. It was designed by John Nash in 1828 to be the entrance to Buckingham ...

Google previewThe Builder (1846)

The marble arch is a case in point. The erection of this tasteless and unsatisfactory structure, of a material quite unsuited for exposure to our atmosphere, cost an enormous sum of money, nearly as much, if we remember rightly, as was voted ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011)

by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles

Synagogue, resulted from the merger in 1991 of the *Western Synagogue and the Marble Arch Synagogue. Plans to establish the latter, on an extensive site in Great Cumberland Place near Marble Arch acquired by the *UnitedSynagogue, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

the Marble Arch, the valley of the R. Cladagh, near Enniskillen (N. Ireland); (ii) on the coast, where caves are worn by marine erosion penetrating a rock projection, e.g. ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

Marble Arch . The female pudend: low: from ca 1850. Punning some such phrase as (at) the entrance to Hyde Park. 2. A guard-room: Army s. (–1898). Within Marble Arch itself there was a small lockup for use by the police. marbles . Furniture ...

Google previewDictionary of London (1879)

An Unconventional Handbook by Charles Dickens

Maida-vale, Edgware-road, Marble Arch, Park-lane, Hyde-pk-corner, Grosvenor- place. Kingsland-rd, Shoreditch, Norton Folgate, Bishopsgate, Grace - church-st, King William-st, London-bridge, Borough. Bank, Cheapside, Newgate-st, Viaduct ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Marble Arch a large arch with three gateways at the NE corner of Hyde Park in London, near the site of which TYBURN gallows once stood. Designed by John Nash, it was erected in 1827 in front of Buckingham Palace and moved in 1851 to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1918)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

A white marble arch erected at Benevento, Italy, in 114 a.d. to commemorate the completion of a new road to Brundisium by Trajan. It is 50 feet in height and its reliefs portray Trajan's victories over the Dacians. It is one of the best-preserved ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1852)

by Johann Georg Heck

A single flat marble arch, 90 feet wide and 19 feet high, supports the street of the bridge, which is inclosed upon both sides by arcades of marble used as shops. The bridge ascends and descends by three marble steps, and hence its peculiar ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (2015)

by Samuel Ball Platner

who says that Claudius erected in honour of Tiberius, near the theatre of Pompey, a marble arch 'decretum quidem olim a senatu verum omissum'. ARCUs TIBERII : erected in I6 A.D. to commemorate the recovery of the standards which ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition) (2011)

by Christopher Hibbert, Ben Weinreb, John Keay, Julia Keay

MARBLE ARCH • W1. Designed by John Nash, who based it on the Arch of Constantine in Rome, and constructed at a cost of £10,000, it was erected in 1827 in front of Buckingham palace. The reliefs on the north side were by R. Westmacott, ...



A single flat marble arch, 90 feet wide and 19 feet high, supports the street of the bridge, which is inclosed upon both sides by arcades of marble used as shops. The bridge ascends and descends by three marble steps, and hence its peculiar ...

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