M., and other remains are found in the neighbouring forest.
Lenard (33) found that when pure water falls upon water the neighbouring air takes a negative charge.
Among the old houses one, dating from the 16th century, was the birthplace of Blaise Pascal, whose statue stands in a neighbouring square.
In the wars against the English in the 14th and 15th centuries and the religious wars of the 16th century the town had its full participation; and in 1665 it acquired a terrible notoriety by the trial and execution of many members of the nobility of Auvergne who had tyrannized over the neighbouring districts.
The southern outfall works of the London main drainage system are at Crossness in the neighbouring lowland called Plumstead Marshes.