Tyburn Brook

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Tyburn Brook is a tributary stream to the River Westbourne. Both watercourses are subterranean.[1] Although similarly named, the Tyburn Brook does not connect with the River Tyburn.

Brook Street in Mayfair was named after the brook.[2]

Literary references[edit]

The brook was mentioned in William Blake's Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion[3][4]:

They groan’d aloud on London Stone,
They groan’d aloud on Tyburn’s Brook:
Albion gave his deadly groan,
And all the Atlantic mountains shook.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tyburn Brook".
  2. ^ "The Lost River Tyburn".
  3. ^ "William Blake's London".
  4. ^ "Selections from 'Jerusalem' To the Jews".

Coordinates: 51°30′21″N 0°09′57″W / 51.5058°N 0.1658°W / 51.5058; -0.1658