Lambeth Marsh

Lambeth Marsh c1670 prabably drawn in early 1800s
A drawing by William Curtis of a Daffodil on Lambeth Marsh. Image Source: Ashton Nichols - A Romantic Natural History

Until the early 19th century much of north Lambeth (now known as The South Bank) was mostly marsh. This was drained and leveled by William James who was land agent for the Earl of Warwick. William Curtis botanist had his home and botanical gardens on Lambeth Marsh, he published a magazine which he illustrated with many beautiful drawings such as the one shown above.

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