A dog in winter, Tooting Bec Common
A dog in winter, Tooting Bec Common
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Figge's Marsh
Figge's Marsh

A triangular open space and its neighbouring housing at the fork of London Road and Streatham Road, in north Mitcham with several dubious stories attached. Figge's Marsh is nine miles from London, according to its 18th-century milestone, which is rumoured to have been removed during the Second World War in case German planes landed here and realised how close they were to the city centre. Despite suggestions by some authors that the name is a corruption of Pigs' Marsh, it was in fact named after William Figge, who from the 1350s held Pound Farm in sergeantry to the king.

A dog in winter, Tooting Bec Common
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Figge's Marsh
A dog in winter, Tooting Bec Common
Figge's Marsh

A triangular open space and its neighbouring housing at the fork of London Road and Streatham Road, in north Mitcham with several dubious stories attached. Figge's Marsh is nine miles from London, according to its 18th-century milestone, which is rumoured to have been removed during the Second World War in case German planes landed here and realised how close they were to the city centre. Despite suggestions by some authors that the name is a corruption of Pigs' Marsh, it was in fact named after William Figge, who from the 1350s held Pound Farm in sergeantry to the king.

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