West Smithfield Garden

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West Smithfield Garden

West Smithfield
City of London
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4.0 out of 5 19 November 2008
by Templar

I must stop reading London history texts as I keep finding things I then have to go and investigate..the original purpose of usually.

In the Middle Ages this was a plain, grassy space just outside the city walls, known as Smooth Field, where

horses were sold. A cattle market was established in 1638 and remained until 1855, when it was moved to Islington.

But before that??? Smithfield was a...more

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