Westminster Abbey is a collegiate church governed by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, as established by Royal charter of Queen Elizabeth I dated 21 May 1560, which created it as the Collegiate Church of St Peter Westminster, a Royal Peculiar under the personal jurisdiction of the Sovereign.
In Westminster Hall, the favourite heraldic badge of Richard II – a white hart, chained, and in an attitude of rest – is repeated as many as eighty-three times, without any of them being an exact counterpart of another. Westminster Hall has the largest clearspan medieval roof in England, measuring 20.7 by 73.2 metres (68 by 240 ft).
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Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. A suburb of Baltimore, it is the seat of Carroll County. The city's population was 18,590 at the 2010 census. Westminster is an outlying community within the Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.
William Winchester purchased approximately 167 acres of land called White's Level in 1754 which became known as the city of Winchester. The Maryland General Assembly later changed the name of the town to Westminster to avoid confusion with Winchester, the seat of nearby Frederick County, Virginia. On June 28, 1863, the cavalry skirmish known as Corbit's Charge was fought in the streets of Westminster, when two companies of Delaware cavalry attacked a much larger Confederate force under General J
Westminster is located at 39°34′36″N 77°0′0″W / 39.57667°N 77.00000°W / 39.57667; -77.00000. Westminster is approximately 36.5 miles driving distance northwest of Baltimore and 37.5 miles driving distance southwest of York, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.64 square miles, of which 6.63 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 18,590 people, 7,161 households, and 4,117 families living in the city. The population density was 2,803.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,684 housing units at an average density of 1,159.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the c
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,731 people, 6,420 households, and 3,762 families living in the city. The population density was 2,929.4 people per square mile. There were 6,755 housing units at an average density of 1,182.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city w
The Hashawha Tower is a windmill in Westminster. It stands at the Hashawha Environmental Center.
The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough that holds city status.It occupies much of the central area of Greater London including most of the West End.Historically in Middlesex, it is to the west of the City of London, directly to the east of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and its southern boundary is the River Thames.
Westminster is a city in northern Orange County, California known for its many Vietnamese refugees who immigrated to the city during the 1980s. They settled largely in Little Saigon, and the city is known as the "capital" of overseas Vietnamese with 36,058 Vietnamese Americans and at 40.2%, the highest municipal prevalence of Vietnamese Americans. Westminster was founded in 1870 by Rev. Lemuel Webber as a Presbyterian temperance colony and was incorporated in 1957. Westminster is bordered by the
Westminster was founded in 1870 by Rev. Lemuel Webber as a Presbyterian temperance colony. The name is derived from the Westminster Assembly of 1643, which established the basic tenets of the Presbyterian faith. During the early years of its history, farmers refused to harvest grapes since they associated grapes with alcohol. Westminster was incorporated in 1957, at which time it had 10,755 residents. Originally, the city was named Tri-City because it was to be the amalgamation of three cities:
Westminster is located at 33°45′5″N 117°59′38″W / 33.75139°N 117.99389°W / 33.75139; -117.99389. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles, all land. The San Diego Freeway and a short segment of the Garden Grove Freeway pass through Westminster.
In the California State Legislature, Westminster is in the 34th Senate District, represented by Democrat Tom Umberg, and in the 72nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Tyler Diep. In the United States House of Representatives, Westminster is split between California's 47th congressional district, represented by Democrat Alan Lowenthal, and California's 48th congressional district, represented by Democrat Harley Rouda. It has a city council form of local government.
The city's major shopping mall is Westminster Mall, which consists of more than 180 stores. The mall is located south of the 405 freeway, between Goldenwest Street and Edwards Street. Westminster's Little Saigon community is home to the Asian Garden Mall, a large Asian mall. Sinc
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The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it was the first polytechnic to open in London. The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992. Westminster has its main campus in Regent Street in central London, with additional campuses in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow. It also operates the Westminster International University
The Royal Polytechnic Institution was built by William Mountford Nurse in 1837 and opened at 309 Regent Street on 6 August 1838 to provide “an institution where the Public, at little expense, may acquire practical knowledge of the various arts and branches of science ...
In September 1881, the Royal Polytechnic Institution closed, marking a transition to new ownership and a new era of educational development. Christian philanthropist Quintin Hogg acquired the lease to the building in December 1881 for £15,000, and the premises re-opened on ...
In 1960 the London County Council announced a plan to turn Regent Street into a tri-partite federal college by adding a new College of Architecture and Advanced Building Technology and also a College of Engineering and Science. The existing commercial subjects would remain centre
The University of Westminster is incorporated under the Companies Act as a charity and company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It is also an exempt charity under the Charities Act 1993. The university's governing body is the Court of Governors. It meets five times per year and is ultimately responsible for the effective conduct of the activities of the university, including its strategic development, educational character and mission, and finances. The members of the Court o
A Student Representative Council was established at the polytechnic in 1933, to create a sense of unity and expand the social activities of its day students. The SRC was affiliated to the National Union of Students but initially restricted itself largely to social activities. After 1945 it began to campaign on issues such as lifting a ban on religious or political activity within the Polytechnic, and establishing a formal Students’ Union. The ban was lifted in 1962 and a Union granted in 1965.
The site on which the cathedral stands in the City of Westminster was purchased by the Diocese of Westminster in 1885, and construction completed in 1903. It is the largest Roman Catholic church in England and Wales and the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster.
Westminster City Council is the local authority for the City of Westminster in Greater London, England.It is a London borough council and is entitled to be known as a city council, which is a rare distinction in the United Kingdom.YearName2019Ruth Bush2018Lindsey Hall2017Ian Adams2016Steve Summers
Duke of Westminster is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Hugh Grosvenor, 3rd Marquess of Westminster . It is the most recent dukedom conferred on someone not related to the British royal family .