Slums in Southwark, Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London (No.85)

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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

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, St George’s Church & Kent Street (No.84)

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‘..at the corner of Great Dover Street and Blackman Street is the parochial church of St George the Martyr…’ which is believed to be the third church on the site. The first church was Norman, the second was built at the … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Old Inns (No.83)

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Bradshaw says ‘..The old inns in the Borough, with their wide, rambling staircases, and wooden galleries round the inn-yards, are pleasant reminiscences of the ancient days of coach and wagon traffic, and must not escape observation..’.

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, Guy’s Hospitals (no.81)

‘..Guy’s Hospital, founded by Thomas Guy, a benevolent bookseller in Lombard Street, who, by various successes in trade and speculation succeeded at last in amassing a considerably fortune..’. The hospital was built in 1721, behind St Thomas’ Hospital, and was for the … Continued

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