Cumberland Terrace

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Cumberland Terrace

Cumberland Terrace is a neoclassical terrace on the eastern side of Regent's Park in the London Borough of Camden, completed in 1826. It was one of several terraces and crescents around Regent's Park designed by the British architect John Nash (1752–1835), under the patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV). The terrace was to stand opposite the Prince's proposed palace in the park and was therefore of particular importance in the scheme. It was named after the Prince Regent's uncle the Duke of Cumberland (King George III's younger brother), later King of Hanover.[1]

The Terrace was built by William Mountford Nurse, with James Thomson serving as resident architect, and was completed in 1826. It consists of three main blocks, linked by decorative arches with typical neoclassical style and grandeur. The central block includes a large sculptural pediment by J. G. Bubb above a long colonnade of Ionic columns.

Cumberland Terrace remains in residential use. Originally comprising 31 houses which were entirely reconstructed behind the original façade in the 1960s, some have been converted into flats but many houses are still separate family homes.[1] The first resident, William Mountford Nurse himself, moved into the terrace in 1828; the building was not fully occupied until 1836.

The Terrace was used as a location for the filming of Doctor Who episode The Invasion in 1968.

The Small Faces recorded their video of Get Yourself Together here.

A shopping mall in Yorkville, Toronto is also named after Cumberland Terrace.

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  1. ^ a b "Cumberland Terrace". London Gardens Online. London Gardens and Parks Trust. Retrieved 24 September 2015.CS1 maint: others (link)

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Coordinates: 51°31′56″N 0°08′47″W / 51.5322°N 0.1464°W / 51.5322; -0.1464