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Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 13,000. Situated 30 miles (50km) north-west of London and linked to London by the old Roman road of Akeman Street, by the modern A41, by the Grand Union Canal and by rail lines to Euston Station, Tring is now largely a commuter town in the London commuter belt. It forms part of the larger borough of Dacorum. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames to Luton, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... A Roman road in Pompeii The Roman roads were essential for the growth of their empire, by enabling them to move armies. ... Akeman Street was a major Roman road in England that linked London to the Fosse Way at Cirencester. ... The A41 is a major trunk road in United Kingdom that links London to Birkenhead. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... Commuters from East Anglia arrive at Liverpool Street Station The London Commuter Belt or London Metropolitan Area is the name given to the built-up area surrounding and running into Greater London but not administered as part of it. ... This is an article about The Borough of Dacorum. ...


Tring is positioned at a low point in the Chiltern Hills which has been utilised by communications links since ancient times as a point of easy crossing. It is located at the summit level and there has been extensive excavation of cuttings for both the canal and railway as they pass through the vicinity.


The four Tring reservoirs: Wilstone, Tringford, Startops End, and Marsworth were built to supply water for the canal. These have been a national nature reserve since 1955, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1987. Tring railway cutting is 2.5 miles in length and an average of 40 feet deep and is celebrated in an 1839 coloured lithograph by John Cooke Bourne in the National Portrait Gallery, London. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ...


Important features in Tring include the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and the mansion of Tring Park built by Sir Christopher Wren and radically altered by the architect George Devey for Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild as his country residence which is now the home of The Arts Educational School, Tring Park. The former livestock market in Tring, recently redeveloped and reopened on September 9th 2005, was also believed to be the last remaining example of its type in the UK. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Christopher Wren. ... George Devey was born in London in 1820, the second son of Frederick and Ann Devey. ... Baron Rothschild. ... The Arts Educational School, Tring Park, provides a secondary level academic curriculum along side vocational performance courses in Dance, Drama and Music. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nathan Mayer Rothschild's son Lionel Walter Rothschild (2nd Lord Rothschild) built a private zoological museum in Tring which, as The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, has been part of the Natural History Museum since 1937. The 2nd Lord Rothschild also released edible dormice (Glis glis) into Tring Park. He is remembered for riding around the town in a zebra-drawn carriage, and the town's symbol has been the head of a zebra ever since. Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (February 8, 1868 - August 27, 1937) was a British banker and zoologist from the international Rothschild financial dynasty. ... The Natural History Museum from the south east The Natural History Museum, one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, Kensington, London (the others are the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum), is home to life and earth science collections comprising some 70 million items. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Subfamilies and Genera Graphiurinae Graphiurus Leithiinae Dryomys Eliomys Hypnomys Myomimus Selevinia Myoxinae Glirulus Muscardinus Glis Dormice are Old World mammals in the family Gliridae, part of the rodent (Rodentia) order. ...


Nearby, within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the Ashridge Estate, part of the National Trust and home to Ashridge Business School. Ashridge is an estate and house in Hertfordshire, England; part of the land stretches into Buckinghamshire and it is close to the Bedfordshire border. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... Ashridge Business School is an international business school offering MBA and MSc degrees. ...


Gerald Massey, poet, egyptologist and mystic, was born nearby at Marsworth, on the Grand Union Canal. Gerald Massey (May 29, 1828 - October 29, 1907), English poet, was born near Tring, Hertfordshire. ... Marsworth is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ...


Tring railway station is about two miles from the town and is in fact closer to Aldbury. Tring railway station is 1. ... Aldbury is a village in Hertfordshire in England, near the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ...


Tring is home to two football clubs, namely Tring Athletic and Tring Corinthians, both of whom play in the Spartan South Midlands Football League. Tring Corinthians football club currently play in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division 2. ... The Spartan South Midlands Football League is an English football league covering north London and parts of the Home Counties. ...


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Tring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 13,000.
Tring railway cutting is 2.5 miles in length and an average of 40 feet deep and is celebrated in an 1839 coloured lithograph by John Cooke Bourne in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Tring railway station is about two miles from the town and is in fact closer to Aldbury.
Tring RUFC (1573 words)
Tring started off well down the slope, but there was no early indication of the blitz to come as a determined Datchworth team defended stubbornly while Tring searched for their rhythm.
Tring came close to scoring again when from a lineout good driving play by Hoddy saw Franks pick the ball up and stretch for the line, but he lost the ball forward in the tackle as he crossed.
Tring were still dominant in the set pieces, with Maxwell getting the better of his front-row opponent and Landgon winning lineout ball easily, but unfortunately both these players suffered injuries on the hour mark.
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