Battersea Bridge
Battersea Bridge (1860s)
Credit: James Hedderly
Photo of Battersea Bridge, taken from Chelsea in the 1860s by James Hedderly.

James Hedderly was a photographer active in Chelsea before the building of the Embankment and afterwards.

This is a view taken from the tower of Chelsea Old Church. It shows the tangle of closely-packed houses and wharves between Cheyne Walk and Beaufort Street before the embankment. Beyond are the larger houses of Lindsey Row and the trees of Cremorne Gardens.

Alas, in this instance, the Google Street View associated automatically with the location is of no use. It is some 80 metres below the position of the original photographer. And even so, that darned house is in the way!

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