Category Archives: /Bermondsey

Norwegian Church, Rotherhithe

Above: The present Norwegian church, looking splendid at the end of its newly opened garden. The approach road to Rotherhithe Tunnel is on the far left and Albion Street is to be seen on the far right. Although there was … Continue reading

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Family of Dolphins (Sculpture), Rotherhithe

Above: The dolphin sculpture at its new location in Southwark Park. The sculpture called ‘Family of Dolphins’ in bronze, 2.74 metres high, was made by the artist David Backhouse for the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. The Centre was built 1986-88 … Continue reading

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Southwark Park Caryatids

Above: The two caryatids standing beside one of the lawns, a short distance from the Carriage Drive. Both figures have sustained some damage. The figure on the right has no supporting arms. Southwark Park is Grade II listed and covers … Continue reading

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Edward III’s Manor House

Above: Artists impression of the manor house (made after the archaeological dig in 1985). Notice the corbel chimney shown in the wall, running up to the chimney at the top of the roof. For the many people who are interested … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Elephant Stairs

Above: View of Tower Bridge using a high-power zoom from Elephant Stairs. The view was taken taken on 20 April 2013 from a vantage point some distance down-river of Tower Bridge known as Elephant Stairs. At this point it is … Continue reading

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Bermondsey Street Railway Arches

Above: The tunnel over part of Bermondsey Street, formed by several short lengths of brick arches built side by side. Part of the new concourse at London Bridge Station has just been opened to the public – as part of … Continue reading

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Morgan’s Lane and Green Bank

Above: Agas map (c1561) showing Tooley Street and Morgan’s Lane. The RED dotted line shows the land covered by Leybourn’s map (below). If you walk along Tooley Street from the London Bridge end, you will pass Hay’s Galleria on your … Continue reading

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