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

It is hard to imagine that much of the suburban townscape from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford was a vast wood, stretching for almost seven miles. 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.
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ISBN: 9781913207496
  • Author SCHULER, C.J.
  • Pub Date 07/10/2021
  • Binding Hardback
  • Pages 320
£19.99
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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

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