FACTOID # 18: Alaska spends more money per capita on elementary and secondary education than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Paddington Basin

Paddington Basin is an area of London at Paddington. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Paddington is an area in the west of London in the City of Westminster. ...


The canal junction of the Regent's Canal and the Grand Junction Canal is close to this point but the basin itself is the terminus of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal. It was opened in 1801. Paddington was chosen because of its position on the New Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport. In its heyday, the basin was a major trans-shipment facility, and a hive of activity. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Channel (geography). ... The Regents Canal is a canal across an area just to the north of central London. ... The Grand Junction Canal was a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches. ...


A consortium in partnership with British Waterways began work in January 2000 by draining the basin. British Waterways sign near Gas Street Basin on the BCN. British Waterways is a government body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Scottish Executive in the United Kingdom. ...


The basin is now the centre of a major redevelopment and is surrounded by modern buildings. It is the site of a new rolling bridge, built in 2004. The Rolling Bridge (also known as a curling bridge), is a new moveable bridge, built in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office & retail development project at Paddington Basin, London. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Location: 51.518471° N 0.17355° WCoordinates: 51.518471° N 0.17355° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


External links

  • http://www.paddingtonbasin.co.uk/
  • http://www.paddingtonbusinessnetwork.co.uk/
  • http://www.p-w-p.co.uk/
  • Masterplan of development work

  Results from FactBites:
 
Paddington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
The Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal terminates at Paddington Basin (this canal links Manchester and London).
Paddington has several famous sons, notably Alexander Fleming — the scientist who discovered Penicillin (a plaque commemorating this is placed outside his laboratory at St Mary's Hospital on Praed Street) — and Alan Turing (mathematician; there is a plaque on the Hotel where he was born: The Colonnade in Warrington Crescent).
In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.
Paddington Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
Paddington Basin is an area of London at Paddington.
Paddington was chosen because of its position on the New Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport.
In its heyday, the basin was a major trans-shipment facility, and a hive of activity.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m