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The Wood That Built London: Dragnel's Wood

At Selhurst Junction, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway sliced through Dragnel Wood – by then known as Selhurst Wood – in 1862, leaving its southern portion hemmed in within a triangle of tracks.

With the new roads came street lighting, banishing the nocturnal darkness that had shrouded the woods for millennia.

From The Wood That Built London by C.J. Schüler

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C.J. Schüler

C.J. Schüler