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River Tyburn

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Covered over in 1750 but still running, underground from Hampstead to Westminster.  One of its sources is at Shepherd's Well.  Diamond Geezer has tracked the entire course. LondonMyLondon shows it, briefly, uncovered in 2013.  In 2008 we read that a property developer, James Bowdidge, was keen to resurrect the Tyburn. Requiring the demolition of many buildings including Westminster City Council offices this is unlikely to happen. Undeterred Bowdidge has created the Tyburn Angling Society, in expectation of eventually having somewhere to fish. See his pdf presentation.

2019: Great page by MOLA about the historic geography of the river.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
River Tyburn

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Mayfair's oldest house

Unveiled as part of Westminster's 50th anniversary commemorations marking the...

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Old Church Garden - site

The middle of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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River Tyburn - SW1

River Tyburn Shepherds Well Belsize Park Swiss Cottage Regents Park Marylebon...

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River Tyburn - W1

{Plaque to the left of the window:} Light in the Darkness 2000 by Julian Stoc...

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Alexander McKenzie

Alexander McKenzie

Landscape designer to the Metropolitan Board of Works. He wrote 'Parks, Open Spaces and Thoroughfares of London' (1869). Was the first Superintendent of Alexandra Palace Park, and was also bailiff ...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Scotland

1 memorial
Stenton Covington

Stenton Covington

A prominent local resident living in Gibson's Hill, he donated £3,000 towards the establishment of the Rookery in Streatham. He was also involved in saving Norwood Grove for the public. Stenton Th...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Gardens / Agriculture, Liveries & Guilds

2 memorials
Angus McGill

Angus McGill

Initiated the Evening Standard's appeal to replace London's lost trees. For 42 years McGill was a columnist with the Evening Standard and was co-creator, with the illustrator Dominic Poelsma, of th...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Journalism / Publishing

1 memorial
Wacy 2000

Wacy 2000

Wacy 2000 stands for 'World Association for Celebrating Year 2000'.   It was founded by John Goodman, a children’s entertainer based in Golders Green.  The Montreal Gazette of 19 March 1970 intervi...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Harold Nicolson

Harold Nicolson

Diplomat and politician. Born as Harold George Nicolson at the British legation, Tehran in what was then Persia. Joined the diplomatic service in 1909 and served in various posts. Entered parliamen...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Literature, Politics & Administration, Germany, Iran/Persia, Spain, Turkey

1 memorial