Esoteric London

No. 887: Gorsuch Place, E2

Posted in Housing by esotericlondon on July 23, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_2613 copy

Gorsuch Place, London, E2. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Saunterings in and About London – Max Schlesinger, 1853:

A mature consideration of the London houses shows, that the strength of the fortification is in exact proportion to the elegance and value of the house and its contents. The poor are satisfied with a wooden stockade; the rich are safe behind their iron chevaux de frise, and in front of palaces, club-houses, and other public buildings, the railings are so high and strong as to engender the belief that the thieves of England go about their business of housebreaking with scaling-ladders, pick-axes, guns, and other formidable implements of destruction.

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