Category Archives: Comm_Upper Thames Street

London Bridge

Above: Photograph of a model of the medieval bridge, on show in the Museum of London. The view looks along the bridge at the eastern side. “Upper Thames Street” It is believed that soon after the Roman invasion of Britain, … Continue reading

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Fishmongers’ Hall

Above: A present day view of Fishmongers’ Hall, seen from near Southwark Cathedral. The site of their hall is beside the northern approach road to today’s London Bridge. “Upper Thames Street” Fishmongers used to operate in Old Fish Street which … Continue reading

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Old Swan Inn, Upper Thames Street

Above: Agas Map c1561 showing the earliest representation of the Old Swan Inn. The name is written along the street beside which it stands. “Upper Thames Street” Places of interest come ‘thick and fast’ at this point on the Agas … Continue reading

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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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