John Ruskin was born at No 54 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, London and lived there with his parents John James Ruskin and Margaret Ruskin for just over four years when the family moved to No 28 Herne Hill, (and later to Denmark Hill) Camberwell. He remembered little of the house but in Fors Clavigera recalled seeing 'the dust-men clear out the ash-hole, and the coalmen fill the coal-cellar ( Works, 35.316). In Praeterita he recalled seeing 'the filling of the water-cart, through its leathern pipe, from the dripping iron post at the pavement edge' ( Works, 35.21). The house was demolished in 1969. (see Dearden, Facets of Ruskin, p.33).