May 2017 archive

May 10

London – South of the Thames : Chapter VII

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on.   CHAPTER VII WALWORTH This manor, mentioned in Domesday Book as …

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May 09

London – South of the Thames: Chapter VI

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on CHAPTER VI NEWINGTON Newin’gton is not mentioned in the Conqueror’s Survey, …

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May 08

London – South of the Thames: Chapter V

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on. CHAPTER V KENNINGTON On the south-east of Lambeth Hes the town …

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May 07

London – South of the Thames: Chapter IV

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on. CHAPTER IV LAMBETH The parish of Lambeth is one of the …

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May 06

London – South of the Thames: Chapter III

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on.   CHAPTER III BERMONDSEY Domesday Book tells how “the King holds …

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May 05

London – South of the Thames: Chapter II

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on. CHAPTER II SOUTHWARK Let us take the piece of land enclosed …

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May 04

London – South of the Thames: Chapter I

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 CHAPTER I HISTORIC SOUTH LONDON The history of nearly all the districts in South London is the same. We may except Greenwich, Deptford, and Woolwich, which have been towns for many years. At the beginning of …

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May 03

London – South of the Thames: Index

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 INDEX Abbeville Road, 249 Abbey Street, 57, 63, 144, 145 Abbey Wood, 305 Abershaw, Jerry, 106, 220, 222 Acorn Street, 134 Acre Lane, 170, 172, 173 Acre Wharf, 85 Addington Square, 132, 133 Adelaide Place, 179 …

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May 02

London – South of the Thames: Preface

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 PREFACE With this third volume of the topographical section Sir Walter Besant’s Great Survey of London is concluded. The whole work is comprised in ten volumes, the first seven of which are historical, tracing the wonderful …

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May 01

The London Encyclopaedia

Part of an occasional series of London book recommendations, the London Encyclopaedia is probably THE definitive guide to the most interesting areas and people of London. We have provided a link direct to Amazon should you wish to buy it. As it says in the sleeve notes: “The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book …

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