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Hyde Park Corner
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Hyde Park Corner

Hyde Park Corner. A name that occurs frequently both in the Domesday Book and in place-names is hide, which has been described as a piece of ground sufficiently large and fertile to maintain an ordinary household'. Hyde Park was named after a hide of land belonging to the Manor of Ebury, for at about the time of the Domesday Book the manor was divided into three smaller parts, one being called Hyde. From the time of the Norman Conquest until the Dissolution (1066-1536) the Hyde was in the possession of Westminster Abbey. It was then taken by Henry VIII and converted into a royal deer-park. In 1635 Charles I opened it to the public. The Corner was the entrance to London until 1825 when the turnpike was removed. It now consists of an open triangular space, enlarged in 1888 when a portion of nearby Green Park was taken for the roadway.

The station was opened as HYDE PARK CORNER on 15 December 1906.

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