Time Team did a limited dig of Lincoln's Inn and the Fields for a show transmitted in March 2009. I stumbled across a copy of the show on YouTube (link to the start of the segment on the Fields 18 minutes in - embedded video below starts at beginning of show) Also of interest is the …
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Sir Robert Hunter was one of the co-founders of The National Trust. He was a lawyer with an office at 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields (a building more famous recently for being "The Apprentice House 2013" in this year's season of the BBC talent/light entertainment show). The Trust was created in part to buy up public …
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This small but important road at the rear of Lincoln's Inn Fields had fallen in to very poor repair. It was resurfaced just before Xmas 2012. Whetstone Park crops up in Pepys diaries (16 November 1668) . He was chasing after his wife's former maid Deb, with whom he had been caught having an affair. …
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A neighbour recently passed me a digital copy of the above book from 1896, around the time that the Fields became a public park. It's a wonderful period piece and well worth an idle browse with a cup of coffee. The book also serves as a snapshot of the area only a few years before …
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When you look at maps of London over time Lincoln's Inn Fields is one of the few constant green spots. Here's a map from 1682 I stumbled across in the 1911 Survey of London. In the early C17th there had been much wrangling to protect the Fields from commercial property development. This was interrupted by …
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