Category Archives: /Thames

Billingsgate Dock

Above: A small part of a map of 1754 showing the position of Billingsgate Dock to London Bridge. In telling the history of this location, it might be best if we start with the name ‘Billingsgate’ before moving on to … Continue reading

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New Fresh Wharf

Above: Fresh Wharf is shown on the Agas map and labelled ‘Fresshe W’. The site of ‘Fresh Wharf’ goes back to at least the 1360s. Its name alluded to the fresh fish being landed on the quay in those early times. … Continue reading

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Bawley Boats on the Thames

Above: The weather vane on a building near the southern end of the street called St Mary at Hill. High up on a building which is almost opposite the old Billingsgate Market, in Lower Thames Street, is an interesting weather … 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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Mills and Knight

Above: Workshops in a derelict state (in 1977) at the landward end of the Slipway at Nelson Wharf. Mills and Knight was a shipbuilding and barge repair company who operated on the Thames until their business closed down in the … Continue reading

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Wandle, River

Above: Bing map showing the northern end of the Wandle (where it joins the Thames). The dark line of the Wandle can be seen. It is crossed by Wandle Bridge (which carries Wandsworth High Street) and another bridge (carrying Armoury … Continue reading

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Ship Pub, Wandsworth Bridge

Above: In spite of the pub standing right next to a cement works for loading lorries all day long during the week, if the view is taken from the right place, the venue looks idyllic. Quite why the Thames sailing barge … Continue reading

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