Esoteric London

No. 796: Royal Hospital Road, SW3

Posted in Architectural, Churches by esotericlondon on March 18, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_8552 copy

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Walks in London, Volume 1 – Augustus J. C. Hare, 1878:

In the sunny Churchyard of St. Giles [Cripplegate] is a well-preserved bastion of the City Wall of Edward IV.’s time. The lower portion is formed of rude stones and tiles, the upper of courses of flint laid in cement. The battlements of the old wall adjoining were removed in 1803 and a stupid brick wall erected in their place “at the expense of the parish.”

[The photograph above is not of the City wall but of one of three sections of the Berlin Wall which can be found at the National Army Museum. The three pieces together weigh just over 9 tons and were transported from Berlin to Chelsea by 62 Transport and Movements Squadron, The Royal Logistic Corps, after the wall was demolished following the collapse of the East German State on 9th November 1989. R.D.]

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