East London

East London

by G. F. Bosworth


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Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to East London by G. F. Bosworth was first published in 1911. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of Boroughs within the area.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107667501
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2012
Series: Cambridge County Geographies
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. County and shire. The county of London. The word London. Its origin and meaning; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions. Why London is our capital; 3. Size. Boundaries. Development. History of growth. London of the Romans, of the Saxons, of the Normans. Medieval London. Stuart London; 4. London parks, commons, and open spaces in the north-east and south-east; 5. The River Thames. The Lea. The Ravensbourne. The bridges and tunnels; 6. Rivers of the past - the Fleet and the Walbrook; 7. The water-supply of London - past and present; 8. Geology; 9. Natural history; 10. Climate and rainfall. Greenwich Observatory and its work; 11. People - race. Dialect. Settlements. Population; 12. Industries and manufactures; 13. Trade and the gilds. The city companies. The markets; 14. The customs and the Custom House. The Exchanges. The Bank of England. The Royal Mint; 15. The Port of London - the Docks. Shipping. Shipbuilding; 16. History; 17. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Saxon; 18. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical - medieval churches. Wren's city churches; 19. Architecture - (b) ecclesiastical - St Paul's Cathedral; 20. Architecture - (c) ecclesiastical - the religious houses; 21. Architecture - (d) military - the walls and gates. The Tower; 22. Architecture - (e) domestic - palaces, houses, halls of city companies; 23. Communications - ancient and modern. The Thames formerly the Normal Highway of London. The Thames Watermen; 24. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern. The City Corporation. The London County Council; 25. Public buildings - legal. Administrative. Hospitals; 26. Education - primary, secondary, and technical. Foundation and collegiate schools. The University of London; 27. Roll of honour; 28. The City of London and the Boroughs in the north-east and south-east of the county of London; Area and population; Index.

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