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Stones End fort

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A parliamentary fort erected to defend London during the Civil War.

The picture source website is fascinating but strangely we can't actually locate Stones End on the maps there. There used to be a concrete map, 'Lines of Communication', in Bishop’s Square, Spitalfields which showed the Civil War fortifications around London and that didn't show Stones End either. 2015: Matt at Londonist has walked the northern section of the Civil War defences. 2017: IanVisits has a good post and is doing the whole circuit. 2019: Spitalfields Life has photographed lots of the sites.

There were 24 forts with trenches and ramparts between them all constructed 1642-3. Dutch engineers advised on the fortifications and a sixth of the population of London were involved in the works. Information from 'Samuel Pepys' by Claire Tomalin.

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Stones End fort

Historic Southwark Here was "Stones End" where "Town Street" met the old tur...

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F. Needham

F. Needham

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
H. Ayriss

H. Ayriss

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Second Lieutenant James Morton Anderson

Second Lieutenant James Morton Anderson

James Morton Anderson was born on 27 June 1886 at 9 Ella Road, Crouch End, London, the only son and 3rd of the seven children of James Anderson (1852-1940) and Sarah Reid Anderson née Morton (1851-...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Rupert Price Hallowes, VC

Rupert Price Hallowes, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 25-30 September 1915, aged 34, while serving in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex Regiment). "Displayed the greatest bravery and untiring energy, setting a m...

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial