In Elizabethan times, a favourite spot for archery contests.
Edward Lear, 1812 - 1888, born and lived nearby in Bowman's Lodge.
Historic Site - London Borough of Islington
Site: Edward Lear - N7 (1 memorial)
N7, Bowman's Mews
Bowman's Lodge, the house in which he was born, had a splendid view and Lear's earliest memory was of being wrapped in a blanket and held up at a window to see the illuminations celebrating the Battle of Waterloo.