Banstead Asylum, later Mental Hospital, was built at Hundred Acres on Banstead Downs in (Plate 16 below). It was almost a self-contained community, with its own gasworks and sports ground. It closed in the early to be replaced by two prisons.
Originally built around St-Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church of England parish on St. Dunstan’s hill, halfway between London Bridge and the Tower of London. The church was severely damaged during the Blitz, with only the tower, steeple, and north and
The Leer Tower, which stands at 2nd Ave. North, diagonal from the Phoenix Building, and across the street from the Birmingham Police Station, was completed in the inauspicious year of 1929. That year, Wall Street crashed.