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Ranelagh Gardens

plural noun
a public garden in Chelsea opened in 1742: a centre for members of fashionable society to meet and promenade. The gardens were closed in 1804 Also called Ranelagh
Word Origin
named after the Earl of Ranelagh, in whose grounds they were sited
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  • The show also visited Norwich, and was located in the ranelagh gardens.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • The ruins of some of the original buildings belonging to ranelagh gardens remained for a considerable time afterwards.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • On the building of the Rotunda in ranelagh gardens, he was appointed sole conductor of the musical performances there.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
  • Everard Ward had been reading his paper in old ranelagh gardens that afternoon.

    Mollie's Prince

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Our servant-man used to take me to the ranelagh gardens every fine afternoon, as it was a favourite lounge.

  • Waveney and Mollie contrived to amuse themselves; they sat in old ranelagh gardens with their work and books.

    Mollie's Prince

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

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