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Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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The Rookery, Streatham

Above: The middle part of the gardens at The Rookery. Tucked away on the edge of Streatham Common, right on the ‘edge’ of Inner London, is a very unusual public garden. Known as ‘The Rookery’ it is beside quite high … Continue reading

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Great North Wood

Above: View on a sunny day in the dense woodland – called Sydenham Hill Wood – that still remains from a small part of the original Great North Wood. The subject of the Great North Wood relates to several London … Continue reading

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Lambeth, London Borough of

Above: Outline map of the London Borough of Lambeth. GREEN dots show ancient villages – known to be in existence by Saxon or Norman times. YELLOW dots show other early villages which came into being after 1066. Its now time … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 5)

This article outlines the plan for looking at London for the next few months. Having made part of the City of London our focus during the autumn term and then looked at part of the City of Westminster during the … Continue reading

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