Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, St Olave’s Church (No.78)

I left Southwark Cathedrareluctantly, but Mr Bradshaw is encouraging me onwards! 

‘..On the opposite side [to Southwark Cathedral] is the Church of St Olave’s, which…gave the appellation of Tooley Street [t’olous] to the long straggling thoroughfare that hence leads to Bermondsey, Horsleydown, and the river-side districts..’. The church was named after Olav Haraldssona King of Norway, and was demolished in 1926 as it was redundant. Only the capping turret of the tower remains, in Tanner Street Park, Southwark. St Olaf House is now on the site.

St Olave's, Southwark, 1756 (Wikipedia)
St Olave’s, Southwark, 1756 (Wikipedia)
The capping tower of the turret of St Olave Church
St Olave Church, the capping tower of the turret
The capping tower of the turret, as a water fountain in Tanner Street Gardens
The capping tower of the turret, as a water fountain in Tanner Street Gardens

2 comments

  1. I am pleased I could contribute! The bit of tower is really rather sad, and the new building at London Bridge is likely to remove all feeling of the past very soon but I will see what I can do in future posts. LondonDiary is going to Spain for a few days so there will be a little break.

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