Holmes in London Maps

I chose to analyze Cannon Street during the Victorian London era. Cannon Street can be found in the Sherlock Holmes story The Man with the Twisted Lip. In the story, a man by the name of Neville St. Clair who had no occupation but a lot of money was interested in purchasing businesses on Cannon Street.

Cannon Street

After using the search tools provided to us, I learned that Cannon Street had a number of murders and other crimes that occurred there in much earlier years. One such event took place on September 6th, 1693. Adam Martyn and Richard Norman Carmen were both tried and found guilty of manslaughter when they drove their carts into a young child resulting in her death (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t16930906-6&div=t16930906-6&terms=Cannon|Street#highlight). Another event occurred on Cannon Street on December 10th, 1684 in which a woman named Anne Gardener was tried and found guilty of deception and fraud when she stole rows of silk adding up to 81 GBP (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t16841210-35&div=t16841210-35&terms=Cannon|Street#highlight). I also found out that through using “British Histories”, Cannon Street was originally called Candlewick Street based on the fact that many candle-makers worked and lived there.

Another mysterious murder occurred on Cannon Street. In April of 1886, Sarah Millson answered the bell at the business where she worked around 9pm. At around 10pm,  a woman who worked with her by the name of Elizabeth Lowes went down to the front door where Sarah Millson was an hour before, only to find her dead and profusely bleeding from wounds on the top of her head. Evidence from the coroner suspects that the wounds were delivered with a crowbar that could have also been used to break into the premises. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45065&strquery=Cannon%20Street)


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