The Wood that Built London

The Wood that Built London

A Human History of the Great North Wood C. J. Schüler. and a monument to the egalitarian ideals of the 1960s. Later, in the 1990s, encouraged by London Wildlife Trust volunteers, a resident set up a nature reserve in the grounds, ...

Author: C. J. Schüler

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913207502

Category: History

Page: 368

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It is hard to imagine that the busy townscape of South London was once a great wood, stretching almost seven miles from Croydon to Deptford or that, scattered through the suburbs, from Dulwich to Norwood, a number of oak woodlands have survived since before the Norman Conquest. These woods were intensively managed for a thousand years, providing timber for construction, furniture and shipbuilding, and charcoal for London's blacksmiths, kilns and bakeries. Now they afford important green space, a vital habitat for small mammals, birds and insects. Drawing on a wealth of documents, historic maps and environmental evidence, The Wood That Built London charts the fortunes of the North Wood from its earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and the gradual encroachment of the metropolis.
Categories: History

The Wood That Built London

The Wood That Built London

From Croydon to Deptford there once stood a vast forest. This compelling history charts the fortunes of the Great North Wood from earliest times, through gradual deforestation to the present.

Author: C. J. Schüler

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ISBN: 1914518160

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Page: 320

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From Croydon to Deptford there once stood a vast forest. This compelling history charts the fortunes of the Great North Wood from earliest times, through gradual deforestation to the present.
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

“ Reduction and Discussion of the Deviations of the Compass observed on board of all the Iron - built Ships and a selection of the Wood - built Steam - ships in Her Majesty's Navy , and the Iron Steam - ship ' Great Eastern ' ; " being ...

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092762079

Category: Electronic journals

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Obituary notices of deceased fellows were included in v. 7-64; v. 75 is made up of "obituaries of deceased fellows, chiefly for the period 1898-1904, with a general index to previous obituary notices"; the notices have been continued in subsequent volumes as follows: v. 78a, 79b, 80a-b- 86a-b, 87a 88a-b.
Categories: Electronic journals

Catalogue of the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus at the South Kensington Museum 1876

Catalogue of the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus at the South Kensington Museum 1876

2178db. Model of the wood clipper vessel “ Herald of Light,” built by the late William Pile, Sunderland, in 1850, and owned by Henry Ellis, Esq., 'London. R. H. Hag/. 2178de. Model of the “Dover Castle” (wood). Built for Richard Green, ...

Author: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108042413

Category: Science

Page: 640

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A comprehensive record, published in 1877, of an influential Victorian exhibition celebrating science and technology in the Western world.
Categories: Science

London s Industrial Heritage

London s Industrial Heritage

New offices were built under the direction of Ove Arup in 1980; fine as they were, beer sales still fell. ... In the late nineteenth century, Watney took over the smaller breweries of More & Co. of Old Street, and Carter Wood & Co.

Author: Geoff Marshall

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492391

Category: History

Page: 256

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Did you know that apart from Lancashire, the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London, demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre? The story behind the many industries found in the capital is described in this unique book. London once had scores of breweries; the world’s first plastic material was synthesised in the East End; there was even a gasworks opposite the Palace of Westminster. Clerkenwell was a centre for watch and clock makers; the River Thames used to be full of colliers bringing coal from Newcastle; Joseph Bramah invented his water closet and hydraulic pump here, and Henry Maudslay made machines to make machines. Many household names began in London: Schweppes, Crosse & Blackwell, and Vauxhall motor cars. The list of fascinating facts goes on. In this, the first book of its kind on the subject, Geoff Marshall provides an enthralling overview of London’s industrial face through history.
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A London Encyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary of Science Art Literature and Practical Mechanics

A London Encyclopaedia  Or Universal Dictionary of Science  Art  Literature and Practical Mechanics

A number of houses are of wood , built Rotundity is an emblem of eternity , that has in an antiquated style , the walls often projecting neither beginning nor end . Id . on Medals . as they ascend . The most agreeable part of the ROVE ...

Author: Thomas Curtis

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ISBN: UOM:39015068379455

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

Engineering

Engineering

It is true that Mr : Hawkshaw has “ The hull of the ship is wood - built , but the upper works about 10 or 12 in ... in an iron sidings and some necessary branches from tlie South - Eastern and London , Chatham , and Dover Railways aro ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015084572950

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

London s Contemporary Architecture

London s Contemporary Architecture

Despite Farrell's contention that the building is 'non-contextural', it is distinctly so on the Wood Street ... Like most of the 23 remaining Wren churches in the City (he built St. Paul's and 51 churches over a period of 46 years; ...

Author: Ken Allinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136347054

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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London is a living architectural exhibition. This handy pocket guide: * aids navigation of the city’s greatest sights with a clear map-based format * features more than 260 buildings, with full notes and references * provides a superb full colour photographic record of the capital London's Contemporary Architecture is a practical and highly illustrated guide to the best modern buildings. Now in its fourth edition, this location-based book has been fully updated to cover the latest additions to the London skyline. This guide looks at London district by district. It identifies the buildings most worth visiting and offers essential information about the selected architectural gems. Packed with fascinating informative commentary and useful location maps, it also includes examples of London's finer older buildings that are found near to the key contemporary sites.
Categories: Architecture

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction

These wires communicate with glories of the feudal age in which the palace was built , the different stations , at each of which is a small maand assuring us that , in the long vista of centuries , chine , by means of which a galvanic ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119106800

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