Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monopoly - Northumberland Avenue

Monopoly pink square. £160.

A short street that runs between Trafalgar Square and Embankment.
The Earl of Northumberland built Northumberland house here in 1608. A grand place with gardens running down to the river.
The title for Duke of Northumberland was initially created in 1551. The title changed families three times, finally being awarded to the Percy family in 1766 where it currently remains.
The property on Northumberland Avenue was sold by the Percy family to the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1874 for the creation of the Northumberland Avenue.

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