William Lyttle
(1931-2010)

Died aged c. 79

De Beauvoir Town is a district in east London and is in the London Borough of Hackney, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the City of London. The area was a part of the Hackney; the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough that was incorporated into the larger modern borough. The name is pronounced variously; notably and , with some who use the former applying the nickname Beavertown. The area was developed in the mid-19th century, much of it as a carefully planned new town designed to attract prosperous residents, although it does include a range of other housing and land use types. The new town was based around De Beauvoir Square and primarily built in the Jacobethan style. The special character of the neighbourhood has been retained and is recognised by the designation of the De Beauvoir and Kingsland Road Conservation Areas which include many listed and other notable buildings.

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William "Mole Man" Lyttle 1931-2010 burrower lived and dug here 1962-2009

Mortimer Road, Hackney, London, United Kingdom where they burrowed