Monthly Archives: July 2019

Ironmongers’ Almshouses, Mottingham

Above: The main entrance gates to the property. The Ironmongers’ Almshouses, also known as the Sir Robert Geffrye Almshouses, were originally established in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, in 1712. The money was provided in the will of Robert Geffrye who died … Continue reading

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Mottingham – A Quick Look Around

Above: The Porcupine in Mottingham – an unusual name for a local pub that closed in 2013 and is likely to be demolished. Mottingham is an unusual location. In case you are unfamiliar with parts of the old Metropolitan Borough … Continue reading

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St Nicholas, Plumstead

Above: Although now surrounded by a built-up area today, it still looks like a village church. One of the surprises for a visit to Plumstead is the old church. While its surroundings are rather built up, the church, set in … Continue reading

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Plumstead – A Quick Look Around

Above: Houses lining the road on the edge of Plumstead Common. For many people who drive or take the bus, travelling east from the centre of Woolwich, Plumstead is the rather narrow High Street lying on low ground with Plumstead … Continue reading

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Severndroog Castle

Above: The side with the main entrance, seen in 1999 before it was restored. Every now and then you come across a building or monument that relates to a location thousands of miles from London. Severndroog Castle is not a … Continue reading

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Shooter’s Hill – A Quick Look Around

Above: Looking towards London near the highest point on the road called Shooter’s Hill. When the road was cut away, the pavement was left at its original level. Shooter’s Hill is the name of a hill in SE London – … Continue reading

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St John the Baptist, Eltham

Above: The parish church of St John, Eltham. The church is assumed to have been in existence since Norman times, possibly even Saxon times. The earliest mention was 1166 when William, Earl of Gloucester, founded a priory at Keynsham, in … Continue reading

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