Tag Archives: Middlesex

St. Clement’s Well, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3096 8106 Archaeology & History Close to the long-lost Strand Cross and long-lost Strand Maypole, in bygone centuries was also to be found a holy well of great repute, dedicated by early christians to … Continue reading

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Strand Maypole, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Maypole (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3073 8092 Archaeology & History This huge traditional monument was once a sight to behold!  It stood close to where an ancient stone ‘cross’ once lived.  But—alas!, with the intrusion of the incoming christians … Continue reading

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Strand Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3077 8093 Also Known as Stone Cross of the Strand Archaeology & History First mentioned in Latin manuscripts from 1274 CE, the best description of this long lost monument, curiously, appears to be … Continue reading

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Broken Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 322 812 Archaeology & History In truly that most unholy of places in England—Westminster, London—there was, in bygone times, a slightly more sacred site which, earlier still, might have been where a standing … Continue reading

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Cow Cross, Finsbury, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3180 8181 Archaeology & History Not far from the long lost Fag Well could once be seen this old stone monument.  Although not illustrated on the first Ordnance Survey maps of the inner city, … Continue reading

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Oswulf’s Stone, Mayfair, London

‘Standing Stone’ (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 282 804 Also Known as: Oswald’s Stone Ossul Stone Archaeology & History Described as far back as 1086 in Domesday — as Osulvestane — this old stone was mentioned in numerous old documents, … Continue reading

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Fag Well, Finsbury, London

Healing Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 315 817 Also Known as: Fagge’s Well Archaeology & History First described in local church records from around 1190 AD (Webb 1921) as Fageswelle; then again a few years later in early … Continue reading

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Stanwell Cursus, Heathrow, Surrey

Cursus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 0545 7431 to TQ 0448 7782 Also Known as: Heathrow Cursus Archaeology & History Running roughly north-to-south, this cursus was 2¼ miles long (3600 metres) and comprised of two linear sections from a … Continue reading

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Barrow Field, Bushy Park, Teddington, Middlesex

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 163 703 Archaeology & History This is one of very few prehistoric tombs that are known about from the London region and — surprise, surprise! — very little is left of the place.  … Continue reading

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