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Monday 23 December 2013

The answers to my Regency quiz - name that place

Here are the answers to my Georgian places quiz. I have mentioned one Georgian link for each, but I am sure there are more!

Close-up picture of a golden lion on a gate with an elegant building behind

The gate outside Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, London.
George III's coronation robes are on display here.

Close-up of a Georgian pillar with the word "and" and the edge of a black sign

The entrance to the Pump Room, Bath

The Pump Room, Bath. Jane Austen lived in Bath 1800-1806 and the Pump Room is mentioned in two of her novels - Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. 

A golden ball and cross on top of an elaborate tower

Top of St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Top of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
A thanksgiving service for the recovery of George III from his recent debilitating illness was held here on 23 April 1789.

The Great Court at Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Great Court at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Lord Byron and William John Bankes both attended this college.

The rear view of Buckingham Palace

This is the rear view of Buckingham Palace which you can only see from inside the Palace gates. After becoming King, Buckingham Palace became George IV's new architectural project.

The Osmington white horse

The Osmington white horse, depicting George III on horseback, is on the hillside overlooking Weymouth bay where he spent so many holidays.


Chatsworth House

The clue is in the word Cavendo. This is Chatsworth House, home of the Cavendish family, William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, and his wife Georgiana.

Close-up of an elaborate clock face

The clock at Hampton Court Palace

The clock at Hampton Court Palace. Beau Brummell's father was granted a grace-and-favour tenancy in "the Silver Stick Gallery" at Hampton Court in 1782.

 The Royal Crescent, Bath

The Royal Crescent, Bath. Richard Brinsley Sheridan eloped with Elizabeth Linley from her father's house at 11, Royal Crescent, on 18 March 1772.

A white onion-shaped roof

Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion - George IV's seaside palace.

A black angel riding four black horses

The Wellington Arch

The Angel of Peace descending on the quadriga of war - the sculpture on top of the Wellington Arch opposite Apsley House in London, home of the Duke of Wellington.

A white triangular piece of stonework with classical figures on it

The British Museum

The British Museum, London, founded in 1753.

Twin brick towers with a clock in the centre on a diamond-shaped background

St James' Palace, London

St James' Palace, London, where George IV was born on 12 August 1762.

 The Eneceladus fountain in the gardens at the Palace of Versailles

The Eneceladus fountain in the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, home of the fated French King, Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette.

All photographs by Andrew Knowles -

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