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ROTTEN ROW

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Road crossing Hyde Park, constructed in 1690 as part of a carriage drive from Whitehall to Kensington Palace. It was the first lamplit road in England. A horse drive was constructed in 1876-78. The present form of Rotten Row in Hyde Park is a broad cambered road, 1384 metres long, 20 metres to 25 metres wide and between 0.3 metres to 0.7 metres high. The horse ride extend along the sunmmit and north side of the Row; the south side was allowed to grass over in 1957.

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