The Garden Guide

Lincoln's Inn Fields

Lincoln's Inn Fields is London's largest residential square. Before that, the land was fenced and used for grazing cattle. Inigo Jones drew up a plan for grand houses round the outside of the field and for faintly renaissance crossing paths. It was re-planned as a Victorian public garden (of 7.25 acres) and opened to the public in 1895. The surrounding houses are now mostly solicitors' offices, though Sir John Soane's house is now a museum of antiquities and very well worth visiting. Lord William Russell was executed in Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1688. In the 1970s the garden was a squatters' encampment. 

See also: Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1927

Alicia Amherst on Lincoln's Inn Fields

Lincoln's Inn Gardens in 1685

Lincoln's Inn Fields is on the London Gardens Walk and included in the eBook guide to the London Gardens Walk

Lincoln's Inn public garden courtesy Duncan

Lincoln's Inn Fields 1682
Lincoln's Inn Fields 1870s

Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lincoln's Inn, London, Greater London, England

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