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Part of London
Can anyone tell me when Westminster became part of London and not a seperate town or village IE, when was there a continuous conurbation between the city of London and Westminster (I've read that in Chaucer's day, it was separated from London in the countryside and its something Ive been curious about for ages) 126.96.36.199 23:27, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
- I wanted to ask just the same question. More broadly, it would be nice to have a history of London's urban agglomeration, but we don't have it, or at least, I cannot find it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:25, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
- It's an understandable error. The word "minister" is a lot more common in everyday use than "minster" and they sound very similar, so it's not surprising that people make that mistake. And it is clearly a mistake - the name is definitely "Westminster"! -- ChrisO (talk) 06:55, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
I have made a proposal at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_England#City_disambiguation that, if enacted, would require this page to be moved to Westminster, London. The rationale why is at the proposal. I have faith that this is a positive change for Wikipedia and the oft confusing situation of city status. Comments are welcome at the proposal. -- 11:11, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Style needs improvement
The chapters Introduction and Toponymy at least are in need of refurbishing - they are clumsily written and hard to grasp.
Eighteen months later the above chapters have been merged into an untitled introduction, and the problems with the style have worked their way into the History section. What's wrong? For a start, the first word: "It". "Westminster" is needed here--an important place in an important paragraph. "an area no more than 1 mile (1.6 km)" Areas are described in square miles and square kilometres, not miles and kilometres. Or should "area" be replaced by "distance" or "radius"? These are the kinds of errors high school teachers will pick up when checking the essays their pupils have copied from Wikipedia.