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12 S. VI. MAY 22, 1920.]



IVIaiden Lane was given over to these dust- heaps and professional cinder sifters. There was exhibited at the first of the many

  • ' Dickens Exhibitions " a small painting

intending to identify " Boffin's Bower." It showed a range of cinder mountains behind the Smallpox Hospital, which occupied the exact frontage of the Great Northern Rail- way Terminus. ALECK ABRAHAMS.

The following extract may be of interest ; at is from Mr. Sims 's "Mustard and Cress " columns of the 'Referee,' October 27, 1918.

"My reference to the facb that the mountains of 'refuse and dust which, at the beginning of the nine- teenth century, stood near Gray's Inn Road was used for making of bricks to rebuild Moscow after the conflagration of 1812, has brought me many enquiries from interested Refereaders. There were many dust-heaps at the time in various parts of the metropolis, notably at Battle Bridge, so called 'because it was here that Boadicea in her war chariot led the Britons in the great battle with the Romans. In 1830 Battle Bridge assumed the name of King's Gross. It was near here that the great dust heap stood, which was bought in its entirety by the Russians to help make bricks to rebuild Moscow. In a song of the period called "the JLiterary Dustman" are these lines :

My dawning Genus fust did peep, Near Battle Bridge 'tis plain, sirs : You recollect the cinder heep, Vot stood in Gray's Inn Lane, sirs ?

In 1826 the whole land on which the cinder heap had stood was bjught for lit'tean thousand pounds by a company which willed the whole space in, and built the Rjyal Clarence Theitre, at the corner of Liverpool Street, King's Cross.

1 am further told tint the Russians had a supply of bricks from Hackney for rebuilding Moscow. The site of the extensive brickfield which provided much of such material for the rebuilding was leased 'by the Spurstowe Trustees to Mr. Graham, from whom Graham Road takes its name. So you see there is a good deal of old London about modern Moscow.

By the bye, close by the cinder mountain at Battle Bridge was a piece of wasre ground where the brewers of London used to shoot their grain and hop husks."


157 Stamford Hill, N.16.

MAFFEY FAMILY (12 S. vi. 169). I would like to refer REV. F. 1ST. DA. vis to Oxford ; he might inquire as to the Maffeys who lived there in 1860-70-80 and onwards. One of them presided over Exeter Hall, the annex, at the corner of Ship Street, at that time of Exeter College. I speak of 1880-3 in particular. W. H. QUARRELL.

CELTIC PATRON SAINTS (12 S. vi. 110, 172). L. G. R. would, also find useful in- formation with reference to Breton saints in Joseph Loth's ' Les Noms des saints bretons,' Paris, 1910. L. G.

EARLIEST CLERICAL DIRECTORY (12 S. vi. 64, 157, 194). With reference to the ' Clerical Directory,' 1858, referred to by MR. SUTTON at the second reference, I have recently had the opportunity of inspecting the original copy which contains a manuscript on the fly-leaf of the first pages : -

" Matthew Cooke, late one of the children of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal Compiler of this Directory, 1858."

The imprint reads :

" London. Printed by John Crockford of 10 Park Road, Hampstead in the County of Middlesex at his Printing Office, 13 Princes Street, New Turnstile, in the Parish of St. Giles, Bloomsbury and published by the said John Crockford at 29 Essex Street, Strand, W.C., in the City of West- minster, on Saturday, August 8, 1857."

In 1854, John Crockford appears to have been living at 16 Oakley Square, Hampstead Road, as shown by the imprint of The Clerical Journal of that date.

The preface to the 1858 edition is in- teresting reading the work having taken two years to prepare postage alone in- volved in collecting the various data amounting to over 500Z.


I have a copy of the third edition of ' The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory,' 1829 : the first issue was 1817 and next 1822.

' The Clergy List,' now Kelly, has been published annually since 1841.

' The Clerical Directory ' originally edited as a weekly supplement to The Clerical Journal from April, 1855, to August, 1857, was subsequently published in 1858 ; the second issue was known as ' Crockford's Clerical Directory,' published in 1860 ; 3rd issue, 1865 ; 4th, 1868 ; 5th, 1870 ; 6th, 1872 ; 7th, 1874 ; 8th, 1876, and from that date annually. There is a complete set in Lambeth Palace Library.

There was also published in 1809 ' Eccle- siastical Index to the Benefices, a list of the Rectories, Vicarages, Curacies, and Dona- tives, with Patrons, Valuation, Parishioners, &c.' A. G. KEALY.

EAST INDIA COMPANY'S MOTTO (ante, p. 176, sub " Belt-Buckle Plate," &c.). I have what I think to be a military fife-case in brass with engraving as follows : (the engraving is somewhat roughly done, and worn, but as far as I can make out is) Argent, a cross gules, in the first quarter a shield party per pale and per chevron crowned. Crest, a lion rampant affrontee holding some square article in its paws. Both