The Wood that Built London : A Human History of the Great North Wood

£19.99

by Schuler, C.J., Lichtenstein, Rachel
London, Greater London
Hardback

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by Schuler, C.J., Lichtenstein, Rachel | London, Greater London
Published 07/10/2021 by Sandstone Press Ltd in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 320 pages

Standing in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost seven miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford. This compelling narrative history charts the fortunes of the North Wood from the earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and its gradual encroachment by the expanding metropolis