Monthly Archives: October 2015

Coldharbour

Above: Coldharbour seen on the panorama by Visscher 1616. It is clear that it was a very large mansion. “Upper Thames Street” Coldharbour was a medieval mansion that stood on the north bank of the River Thames just east of … Continue reading

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Steelyard

Above: Part of Hollar’s panorama of the City of London of 1646, showing the buildings of the Steelyard beside the Thames. “Upper Thames Street” The origins of The Steelyard go back to Saxon times. Foreign merchants were encouraged to trade … Continue reading

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Walbrook Dock

Above: Walbrook Dock seen from Bankside, on the Southwark side of the Thames. The empty barges are seen waiting for the rubbish containers to be loaded onto them. The high brick wall of Cannon Street Station is to be seen … Continue reading

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Three Cranes Wharf

Above: The three cranes shown on the Agas map of c1561. “Upper Thames Street” The site of the ancient Three Cranes Wharf was east of Queenhithe (Dock) and it extended for some distance — as can be see on the … Continue reading

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St Michael Paternoster Royal

Above: Looking west at the church from College Street. “Upper Thames Street” The earliest mention of the church was 1219. The site has not changed over the years, but the church would have appeared further up College Hill (once called … Continue reading

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Southwark Bridge

Above: Today’s Southwark Bridge, the second one on the same site, seen across the river from Bankside in Southwark. – Upper Thames Street – Compared with some of the dates for places of interest along Upper Thames Street, which often … Continue reading

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Vintners’ Hall

Above: Vintners’ Hall which faces onto Upper Thames Street. “Upper Thames Street” When William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings, in 1066, he lived at the Palace of Westminster. He had brought many of the French nobility with him, … Continue reading

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St James, Garlickhithe

Above: View looking east at the church which stands on the north side of Upper Thames Street, in the Ward of Vintry. “Upper Thames Street” This ancient parish church is dedicated to St James the Great. James, the son of … Continue reading

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Queenhithe (Dock)

Above: Queenhithe (Dock) photographed in 1959. The large Victorian warehouse in the centre of the dock was known as Smith’s Wharf. “Upper Thames Street” The name of ‘Queenhithe’ today refers essentially to three concepts: (1) The ancient dock by that … Continue reading

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City of London in Saxon Times

Above: Map of Alfred the Great’s London, produced for an exhibition at the Museum of London, marking the 1,100th anniversary of his death in 1999. “A Mini Lecture” The Romans founded Londonium beside the Thames. That is now land we … Continue reading

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