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By Michael Herrick, September 6, 2018
Boiler House Marker
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Boiler House
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United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Brunelís Engine House
Brunelís Engine House The tunnel shaft and pumping house for Marc Brunelís tunnel was constructed between 1825 and 1843. This was the first thoroughfare under a navigable river in the world. — Map (db m128417) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Cast Steel Segments
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United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Hay's Wharf
The land between Tooley Street and the Thames has been occupied by wharves and warehouses since the middle ages. Founded by Alexander Hay in 1651, the Hay's Wharf Company grew to own most of the quayside between London and Tower Bridges. Hay's Wharf . . . — Map (db m132009) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — King Georgeís Field
King George's Field King George's Field is a memorial to King George V (1865-1936) in the heart of the Docklands, and one of only two such sites in Southwark. The park grew in three stages. In 1938, Bermondsey Borough Council used a grant of . . . — Map (db m128358) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — London Hop Trade World War I Memorial
To the Memory of the Men of The London Hop Trade Who Died for Us in the Great War 1914 — 1918 Pte. Adams A.A. † 15th Cty. of London Reg. ∑ Pte. Arnold E. † 9th Bn. Suffolk Reg. ∑ Cpl. Attree G.W. † Q.R.W.Sy. Reg. ∑ Capt. Baird F.M. † . . . — Map (db m130043) WM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Old Thameside Inn
Old Thameside Inn Old Thameside Inn at Picktord's Wharf was formerly a tea warehouse, converted into a pub in the 1980ís. Next to it stands a fulf-size model of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind (in which he captured great treasures on the high seas . . . — Map (db m118650) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Old Thameside Inn
Old Thameside Inn The Old Thameside Inn was once an old spice warehouse in the very busy Pickfords Wharf in the Pool of London on docks that date back to the 16th Century. Behind the pub is “The Clink" Street Prison, the private prison of . . . — Map (db m118651) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I 7th September 1533 – 24th March 1603 Elizabeth acceded to the throne in 1558; when England was in a period of great turbulence, fraught with religious tensions, internal political struggles and later threats from the . . . — Map (db m118648) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Sailing of the Mayflower
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United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Sands Film Studio
London Borough of Southwark The Rotherhithe Picture Research Library & Sands Film Studio in Griceís Granary since 1976, a working building since the 1780ís Voted by the People — Map (db m128380) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake 1540 – 28th January 1596 Sir Francis Drake was a 16th century explorer, privateer and English National Hero who has inspired countless generations around the world. He was the first English captain to circumnavigate the . . . — Map (db m118646) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral For over 1,000 years Christians have worshipped here: AD 606 – a convent AD 1106 – a priory AD 1540 – a parish church AD 1905 – a cathedral The oldest gothic church building in . . . — Map (db m118612) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — St Mary Rotherhithe
St Mary Rotherhithe Free School Founded by Peter Hill and Robert Bell Esqs. 1613 Charity School instituted 1742 Removed here 1797 Supported by Voluntary Contributions — Map (db m128377) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — St. Mary Overieís Dock
St. Mary Overieís Dock From the 16th century Notice This Dock is a free landing place at which the Parishoners of St. Saviourís Parish are entitled to land goods free of toll. Wardens Office 8, Southwark St. SE1 By order of the . . . — Map (db m118644) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — St. Saviourís & St. Olaves Girlsí School
These Gates Were Given By the St. Olaves & St. Saviourís Grammar School Foundation On the Centenary of St. Saviourís & St. Olaves Girlsí School AD 2003 — Map (db m118641) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — St. Saviourís Southwark Private Property
The ground between the west side of this warehouse and the footpath opposite extending 93 feet 7 inches from the north end of Church Street to Saint Mary Overy's Dock is the private property of the parish of Saint Saviour's Southwark, the greatest . . . — Map (db m118642) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — St. Saviourís Southwark World War I Memorial
( east side ) Give Honour to the Men of St. Saviourís Southwark Who Gave Their Lives for the Empire 1914 – 1918 Their Names are Inscribed Within The Parish Church May Their Memory Live For Ever In the Minds of Men ( . . . — Map (db m118653) WM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Surrey Docks Fire
London Borough of Southwark Surrey docks fire On September 7th 1940 the docks were set on fire in the first raid of the Blitz Voted by the People — Map (db m128354) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Church of St. Olave
On the ground occupied by this building stood formerly, the Church of St. Olave. This church was founded in the eleventh century in memory of St. Olaf or Olave, King of Norway who in the year 1014, helped King Ethelred defend the city of London . . . — Map (db m132010) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Faraday Memorial
The Faraday Memorial Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 to 25 August 1867) Near this spot in Newington Butts, Michael Faraday, one of Britain's greatest scientific figures, was born on 22 September 1791 and his birth is recorded in the . . . — Map (db m121927) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The George Inn
The National Trust The George Inn It is known that the George Inn existed in the late 16th Century although the present building dates from 1677. Both Shakespeare and Dickens knew the hospitality of the inn which has continued right up to the . . . — Map (db m118652) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Glaziers Hall
The Glaziers Hall Pool of London The land in this area formed part of the site of the cloisters of the Church of St Mary Ouverie, now Southwark Cathedral. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540 it was sold and eventually bought by the . . . — Map (db m118614) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Great Fire of Tooley Street
Hay's Wharf was one of the earliest quaysides to incorporate fireproofing, using incombustible floors of brick arches on cast iron beams. Despite this Hay's Wharf was destroyed in the fire of Tooley Street of 1861. This was London's biggest fire . . . — Map (db m132007) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Jubilee Walkway – Southwark
The Jubilee Walkway – Southwark This panel is dedicated to the memory of Sir James Swaffield, Director General of the GLC between 1973 and 1984 and a Trustee of the Jubilee Walkway Trust from 1977 until 2012. The Jubilee Walkway is a . . . — Map (db m119079) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Legend of Mary Overie
The Legend of Mary Overie Legend suggests that before the construction of London Bridge in the tenth century a ferry existed here. Ferrying passengers across the River Thames was a lucrative trade. John Overs who, with his watermen and apprentices, . . . — Map (db m118649) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Mayflower
Built in the 17th century Mayflower has been the favoured Inn for many illustrious adventurers none more so than Captain Christopher Jones who set sail in the Mayflower in 1620 to discover the new world. Today the view across the Thames from . . . — Map (db m128381) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — The Rose Theatre
Built here in 1587 First Elizabethan theatre of Bankside

Voted by the PeopleMap (db m115360) HM

United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — This Tower
This Tower Being in Imminent Danger of Ruin Owing to the Weakness of the Foundation Was Underpinned and Made Secure In Memory of Emily Blanche Carr-Gomm Lady of the Manor of Rotherhithe By Her Son Hubert William Culling Carr-Gomm . . . — Map (db m128379) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Tower Bridge Control Cabin
When it was first built, Tower Bridge was controlled from two cabins, situated on the east side of each pier. These were originally built of wood, but were replaced with stone structures after World War II. Since 1962, due to the decline in river . . . — Map (db m117761) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Southwark — Winchester Palace
Winchester Palace These ruins are all that remain of the palace of the powerful Bishops of Winchester, one of the largest and most important buildings in medieval London. Founded in the 12th century by Bishop Henry de Blois, brother of King . . . — Map (db m118656) HM
United Kingdom, England, London Borough of Southwark — Dockmanagerís Office
Dockmanagerís Office Former Surrey Commercial Docks Superintendentsí Office built in 1887 and restored to its original condition by LDDC in 1985. — Map (db m128355) HM

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