History of Navestock
Cricket pitch and village green, Navestock Side.
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History of Navestock >> Navestock Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Navestock about a prize fight.
Jackson's Oxford Journal 30 May 1829
The battle between Barney Aaron and Jem Raines took place yesterday on Knavestock (sic) Green, Essex, for £50 a side. After thirteen severely contested round, occupying 28 minutes, Barney was declared the victor.
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Navestock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Navestock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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