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Vauxhall

/ˈvɒksˌhɔːl/
noun
1.
a district in London, on the south bank of the Thames
2.
Also called Vauxhall Gardens. a public garden at Vauxhall, laid out in 1661; a fashionable meeting place and site of lavish entertainments. Closed in 1859
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Vauxhall

popular pleasure garden on south bank of Thames in London, c.1661-1859; the name is Middle English Faukeshale (late 13c.), "Hall or manor of a man called Falkes," an Old French personal name.

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