Esoteric London

No. 42: Chequer Street, EC1

Posted in Transport by esotericlondon on April 27, 2010

Chequer Street, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2009

The photograph above shows wooden cobbles appearing after the tarmac has been worn away. The method of laying the cobbles appears to have been to lay down a concrete foundation of about four to six inches deep on top of which would be laid a thin layer of sand, or even better moist Portland cement, into which the cobbles, which were usually imported from Scandinavia, would be closely set. R.D.

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  1. Pat Heslop-Harrison said, on January 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Probably more likely to be Eucalyptus wood imported from Australia.


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