St George's Fields

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Obelisk at St. George's Circus

St. George's Fields was an area of Southwark in South London.

From 1377 they were administered by the Bridge House Estate and in the 16th century became part of the City of London in the ward of Bridge Ward Without. It was used as agricultural land until the 18th Century.

By the end of the 18th century roads had been built across it to the new bridges across the River Thames. These roads meet at St. George's Circus.

St George's Circus contains an obelisk built in 1771 to the honor of Brass Crosby, the Lord Mayor of London. It was moved to the north apex of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, a block southwest, in front of the Imperial War Museum, in 1905, and put back in its original spot in the late 1990s.

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