Category Archives: COMMON ITEMS

Roman Wall

Above: Google map showing the modern City of London Boundary (RED). The overlay (PURPLE) shows the approximate line of the Roman Wall with the 11 gates named (YELLOW). A few other landmarks are also labelled (Click on image to enlarge … Continue reading

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Silchester, Roman Road to

Above: Outline map showing the route of the Roman Road to Silchester (in RED). It was joined by a second Roman road (shown in BLUE). One of the most remarkable features of today’s main roads out of London is that, … Continue reading

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Chelsea Bridge

Above: Chelsea Bridge looking south, with Battersea Park in the Background. The first bridge on this site was built 1854-58 as a graceful suspension bridge. Thomas Page was the engineer. It was opened in 1858 as a toll bridge. Everyone … Continue reading

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Fleet, River at Hampstead

Above: One of the many ponds at Hampstead. There is no shortage of water at Hampstead. There were, of course, the Hampstead Wells which derived from springs in the ground. If you look at a map of Hampstead Heath and … Continue reading

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King William Street

Above: Looking along King William Street, towards the Bank of England Junction from near the junction with Cannon Street. Seven streets now radiate from the busy junction at the Bank of England – Poultry, Princes Street, Threadneedle Street, Cornhill, King … Continue reading

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Cannon Street

Above: Looking along almost the entire length of Cannon Street from near the eastern end. In the foreground is the dip in the street where the River Walbrook once flowed above ground. In the distance is part of St Paul’s … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street

Above: Looking north along Gracechurch Street from the southern end. The history of Gracechurch Street is actually related to the construction of a bridge across the Thames by the Romans, to connect Londinium (on the north bank) with the southern … Continue reading

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Southwark Bridge New Lighting

Above: Southwark Bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Extending along the length of the Thames where bridges cross the river in Inner London, the footpaths and roads alongside were once mainly dark areas – lit only by any available street … Continue reading

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Regent’s Canal Route

Above: An attractive piece of public art near the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, showing a horse that once pulled narrowboats in the 19th century. Running roughly N–S through the centre of England is the Grand Union Canal. Its main … Continue reading

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Grand Surrey Canal Route

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1837 showing the route of the canal along with part of the Croydon Canal (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×960). London still has few canals in existence – like the Regent’s Canal in … Continue reading

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