Blackfriars Railway Bridge was designed in 1862-4 by Joseph Cubitt and F T Turner to carry the London , Chatham and Dover Railway across the Thames to the Metropolitan Railway at Farringdon. The bridge was dismantled in 1984, leaving the red … Continued
21C in Paris Gardens Manor
The Manor of Paris Gardens
I was intrigued by ‘Paris Gardens Manor’ and followed the route below, but then found another map by Patrick Sweeney, which suggests the boundary on the eastern side is along Great Suffolk Street and Holland Street to the river. And finally, after completing … Continued
Riparian views in Southwark
Christ Church, Southwark
Somehow Churches and Churchyards manage to retain a sense of quiet and calm, even when on a busy main road. John Marshall’s Coat of Arms over the door reminds one of the origin of the church, the third on the … Continued
Almshouses in Southwark, Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London (No.87)
Bradshaw says ‘.. The quaint old pile opposite [The Elephant and Castle] is The Fishmongers’ Almshouses, built about 1633..’. Many wealthy people tried to help the poor, particularly the elderly, through providing housing – almshouses.
Early social housing in Southwark, Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London (No.86)
The appalling living conditions in the slums of Southwark attracted the attention of concerned philanthropists, and the City Livery Companies.
Slums in Southwark, Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London (No.85)
Bradshaw says the Palace of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, ‘..was converted by Henry VIII into a Royal Mint, subsequently taken down and replaced by a number of mean and irregular dwellings…. Here were the cheap lodging houses of the … Continued