Primrose Hill is a hill of 213 feet located on the northern side of Regent's Park in London. The name was given to the surrounding district; the hill summit has a clear view of central London, as well as Hampstead and Belsize Park to the north and is adorned by an engraved quotation from William Blake. Nowadays it is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London and is home to many prominent residents; the Primrose Hill district is surrounded by St John's Wood to the west, Swiss Cottage to the northwest, Belsize Park to the north, Chalk Farm to the northeast, Camden Town to the east and Regent's Park itself lies adjacent to the south of the hill itself. The nearest stations to Primrose Hill are Chalk Farm tube station to the northeast and Swiss Cottage tube station to the northwest; the defunct Primrose Hill railway station sits on the railway lines that separate the Primrose Hill area from Camden Town. Amenities of the hill include an outdoor gym known as the Hill Trim Trail, a children's playground, toilets, all located on the south side near Primrose Hill bridge which connects to London Zoo and Regent's Park.
The park is Grade II listed. Like Regent's Park, Primrose Hill was once part of a great chase appropriated by Henry VIII. In 1841, it became Crown property and in 1842 an Act of Parliament secured the land as public open space; the built-up part of Primrose Hill comprises Victorian terraces. It has always been one of the more fashionable districts in the urban belt that lies between the core of London and the outer suburbs, remains expensive and prosperous. Primrose Hill is an archetypal example of a successful London urban village, due to the location and the quality of its socio-historical development. In October 1678, Primrose Hill was the scene of the mysterious murder of Edmund Berry Godfrey. In 1679 three Catholic labourers, Robert Green, Henry Berry and Lawrence Hill, were found guilty of the murder and hung at the top of the hill. For a few years after the hanging, Primrose Hill was known as Greenberry Hill. In 1792 the radical Unitarian poet and antiquarian Iolo Morganwg founded the Gorsedd, a community of Welsh bards, at a ceremony on 21 June at Primrose Hill.
There is, as in most places in London, graffiti on Primrose Hill. However, the one that seemed to impact the public most was a lyric about Primrose Hill by the band Blur; the graffiti read'And the view's so nice' until it was removed in 2012. There are seven English Heritage blue plaques in Primrose Hill commemorating the historic personalities that have lived there; the plaques mark the residences of poet Sir Hugh Clough and broadcaster A. J. P. Taylor and painter William Roberts at 11, 13, 14 St Mark's Crescent revolutionary socialist and philosopher Friedrich Engels at 122 Regent's Park Road, photographer Roger Fenton at 2 Albert Terrace and novelist Sylvia Plath at 3 Chalcot Square, poet William Butler Yeats at 23 Fitzroy Road. Stanley Johnson and Lukas Heller each lived at different times at the'Rocking Horse House' on Regent's Park Road. Joan Bakewell and actor Derek Jacobi live in the area. Elliot Square is a grouping of modernist 1960s houses by Douglas Streeter, built as part of the Chalcot Estate on land owned by Eton College.
During the 1990s Primrose Hill was a popular place to live with some who worked the film and the fashion industry and who were referred to as the Primrose Hill set in British newspapers. Primrose Hill railway station Primrose Hill – An Urban Village Examined by Alistair Barr, Architect & Resident Article on Primrose Hill Farmers' markets Primrose Hill Local Website Primrose Hill and Regent's Park in Literature and Music, a bibliography
In the twelfth-century Danish history Gesta Danorum, was an ancient king in Götaland, who had a daughter named Alfhild, who became a legendary Viking pirate. To protect his daughter from unworthy suitors, Siward had her chamber guarded by a lizard and a snake, he said that if any man tried to enter it, failed, his head was to be taken off and impaled on a stake. When Alf, a Danish prince, managed to defeat the animal guards, Siward told him that he would only accept "that man for his daughter's husband, of whom she made a free and decided choice". At first, Alfhild said no and ran away from home, after some adventures with her Viking fleet, she met Alf in a sea combat, after losing the battle, decided to marry him. Siward had two sons and Osten; the name Synardus seems to be a modern invention. In the original Latin text of Gesta Danorum, it is rendered Sywardus. In Danish, it is Sivard. Alf and Alfhild Yngwin Awilda Gesta Danorum, book 7. Gesta Danorum in Latin Another version of Gesta Danorum
Audra Smith is the head women's basketball coach at South Carolina State University. Smith played basketball at the University of Virginia, graduating with a degree in sociology in 1992. Beginning in 1994, she served as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers for 10 seasons. In the 2004–05 season, Smith became head coach at the University of Alabama Birmingham, she coached UAB for eight seasons. During the 2006 season, UAB went 19–13, including a 12–4 Conference USA mark, as UAB set records for most Conference USA wins in a season. UAB was selected to the Women's National Invitation Tournament tournament that year, reaching the second round. In the 2005 season, she posted a 14 -- a 7 -- 9 CUSA record. On April 8, 2013, Smith was announced as the head coach of the Clemson Tigers, where she remained until 2018. On June 7, 2018 Smith was announced as the next head coach of South Carolina State