London Past and Present

London Past and Present

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This fascinating topographical dictionary of London, published in 1891, provides a valuable record of many places now lost to development.Lowther Arcade, a covered walk or arcade surmounted with glass domes, leading from West Strand to St. Martina#39;s churchyard ... who was chief commissioner of woods and forests when the improvements in the West Strand were made, 182 9-1 830. ... it to be derived from the word lode, a cut or drain into a larger stream.1 Ludgate was either repaired or rebuilt in 1215, ... when the gate was rebuilt in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, of a stone with a Hebrew inscription, signifying the sign oranbsp;...

Title:London Past and Present
Author:Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-02-24


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