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A View From Forest Hill, South London, 1828

A View From Forest Hill, South London, 1828

Artist: Scharf, George senior

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1828

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36489A

Item number: f111

Length: 14

Width: 22.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil drawing depicts a view from Forest Hill in Lewisham.

As its name suggests, Forest Hill remained a heavily wooded area until the 19th century. A canal was introduced into the area in 1809, only to be replaced by a more reliable railway thirty years later. The enterprising rail company experimented for a while with vacuum powered trains, although problems arose when rats were found to be nibbling at the leather pipes!

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