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The garden at the rectory
The garden at the Rectory in the early 20th century. The house dates from the 17th century and has a two-acre garden, estimated to be the second largest in London, second only to Buckingham Palace. The vicars of the parish church continued to live here after the consecration of the new parish church, St Luke's in Sydney Street. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water Babies, was brought up here when his father was rector in the 1830s. Today the house is in private hands.
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Location of original: A2246
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