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London Bridge Chapel

Above: A Victorian drawing showing the chapel standing beside the roadway on the east side of the bridge. Notice the two entrance doorways leading from the roadway.  The first London Bridge built of stone was begun in 1176 and took … Continue reading

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London Bridge Alcoves in Victoria Park

Above: One of the two alcoves from old London Bridge standing on the grass in Victoria Park. Old London Bridge – the one with the houses on it – was a stone structure crossing the Thames for six hundred years. … Continue reading

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London Bridge in 1891

“London in 1891” This view of London Bridge looks towards the City of London from a point beside the edge of the pavement on the west side of the bridge. Whether the artist sat at the southern end of the … Continue reading

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London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges

Above: Looking at the east side of London Bridge (with the City end on the right). The model of the bridge represents some time after 1550. The structure on the large pier shows the original chapel after it had been … Continue reading

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A Stone Tablet from Old London Bridge

Above: The stone tablet on show in the Museum of London. The first stone London Bridge was built between 1176 and 1209. It lasted for over 600 years and was not taken down until after a new stone bridge (on … Continue reading

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London Bridge Staircase

Above: View looking north at the staircase as you approach it from the eastern pavement on London Bridge. Today’s London Bridge is only the third bridge to be built of stone in over eight centuries at this position on the … Continue reading

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Peter of Colechurch and his Seal

Above: The Seal of Peter, showing him praying at a small altar. It may possibly depict the altar in the Chapel of St Thomas the Martyr on London Bridge. Around the edge is the inscription (translated) ’Seal of Peter Priest … Continue reading

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