1643 - Lithgow, William - Present Svrveigh of London and Englands State

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1643
Author Lithgow, William
Title The Present Svrveigh of London and Englands State
Mentions Pinder of Wakefield's Fort (Clerkenwell)
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The Pinder of Wakefield's Fort is believed to have been situated in the area now occupied by The Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Sorting Office.
The Royal Mail Sorting Office at Mount Pleasant / Google Earth Street view.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-10-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


Descending thence [from a place near 'Islington hill'] to Holburne fields I accoasted a strength, named, Pinder of Wakefields Fort, being onely quadrangled, pallosaded, and single ditched, and enstalled with five great Ordonance and a Court du guard.[1]

Source notes

IRHB's bracketed insert. Italics as in printed source.

IRHB comments

The passage occurs in Lithgow's account of the fortifications erected around the City in June and October of 1642 and in the following year. See further Pinder of Wakefield's Fort (Clerkenwell).



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