Woodman’s Place, SE1

Road/Pathway in/near Elephant and Castle, existing until the 1800s

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Road/Pathway · Elephant and Castle · SE1 ·
December
27
2022

Cottage Place became Woodman’s Place in 1879 (9283).

Mapping is not accurate for this location.


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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. by Erich Fromm. eeggefeceefb

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Lived here
Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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All Hallows’ Church All Hallows Church was built in 1892.
George Inn The George Inn is a public house established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, owned and leased by the National Trust.
The Ring The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.

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America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Angel Place, SE1 Angel Place was the site of the Marshalsea Prison between 1811 and 1842.
Applegarth House, SE1 Residential block
Argent Street, SE1 Silver Street connected Orange Street (now Copperfield Street) and Loman Street.
Avon Place, SE1 Avon Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ayres Street, SE1 Ayres Street was formerly known as Whitecross Street.
Bear Lane, SE1 Bear Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Belvedere Buildings, SE1 Belvedere Buildings is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Betsham House, SE1 Residential block
Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Foundry 154-156, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Blackfriars Road, SE1 Blackfriars Road runs between St George’s Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London.
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
Borough Road, SE1 Borough Road runs east-west between St George’s Circus and Borough High Street.
Bowling Green Place, SE1 Bowling Green Place is a location in London.
Boyfield Street, SE1 Boyfield Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burrell Street, SE1 Burrell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chapel Court, SE1 Chapel Court has hosted The Blue-Eyed Maid pub since 1613.
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cole Street, SE1 Cole Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collinson Walk, SE1 Collinson Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
Disney Place, SE1 Disney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Disney Street, SE1 Disney Street is a location in London.
Dolben Street, SE1 Dolben Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Empire Square East, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Empire Square South, SE1 Empire Square South is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Empire Square West, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Europoint House, SW8 Europoint House is a location in London.
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Fifth Floor Valentine Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gambia Street, SE1 Gambia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gare Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gay Street, SE1 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
George Inn Yard, SE1 George Inn Yard is a yard of unknown antiquity in Southwark.
Glade Path, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Globe Street, SE1 Globe Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Godfree Court, SE1 Godfree Court is a block in Southwark.
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 Great Guildford Business Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street runs north-south in Southwark.
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Green Dragon Court, SE1 Green Dragon Court ran off Bedale Street.
Halfmoon Yard, SE1 Halfmoon Yard lay off Borough High Street,
Harbledown House, SE1 Harbledown House is a building on Manciple Street
Horsemongers Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hulme Place, SE1 Hulme Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kell Street, SE1 Kell Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kentish Buildings, SE1 Kentish Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Court, SE1 King James Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Street, SE1 King James Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King’s Place, SE1 King’s Place lies off of Borough High Street.
Kings Bench Street, SE1 Kings Bench Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Head Yard, SE1 Kings Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lagare Apartments, SE1 Lagare Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lancaster Street, SE1 Lancaster Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langdale House, SE1 Residential block
Lant Street, SE1 Lant Street derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Olace.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Layton’s Buildings, SE1 Layton’s Buildings lay off Borough High Street.
Layton’s Grove, SE1 Layton’s Grove was situated off Borough High Street.
Library Street, SE1 Library Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Little Dorrit Court, SE1 Little Dorrit’s Court, North of Marshalsea Road, is named after the Dickens character.
Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 Maidstone Buildings Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Maya House, SE1 Maya House, on Borough High Street, is notable for its distinctive sculptures.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE1 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Milcote Street, SE1 Milcote Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mint Street, SE1 Mint Street, an ancient Southwark street, (now) runs off Marchelsea Road.
Nag’s Head Yard, SE1 The alley name seems to have fallen out of favour in recent years, though it still exists.
Nebraska Street, SE1 Nebraska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nicholson Street, SE1 Nicholson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Peckham High Street, SE1 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pilgrimage Street, SE1 Pilgrimage Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
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Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Rowland Hill House, SE1 Rowland Hill House is a block on Union Street
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Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sawyer Street, SE1 Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.
Scoresby Street, SE1 Scoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Scovell Crescent, SE1 Scovell Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Road, SE1 Scovell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Solomon Way, E1 Solomon Way is a location in London.
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Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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St Alphege House, SE1 Residential block
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St. Georges Cottages, SE1 St. Georges Cottages is a location in London.
Sterry Street, SE1 Sterry Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stopher House, SE1 Stopher House is a block on Webber Street
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Swan Street, SE1 Swan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tabard Street, SE1 Tabard Street was the old road to Kent and called Kent Street until 1877.
Talbot Yard, SE1 Talbot Yard used to host one of the most famous inns in English literature.
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Ride, SE1 The Ride connected Bowling Green Lane (later Bowling Green Lane) and Tennis Court (later Tennis Street).
The Vineyard, SE1 The Vineyard is a location in London.
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Crown Square, SE1 Three Crown Square is an official address within Borough Market.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Trinity Church Square, SE1 Trinity Church Square is a garden square in Newington.
Trinity Street, SE1 Trinity Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weller Street, SE1 Weller Street is one of several local streets named after Dickens characters.
White Hart Yard, SE1 White Hart Yard leads off Borough High Street.

NEARBY PUBS
George Inn The George Inn is a public house established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, owned and leased by the National Trust.
The Ring The Ring stands on the corner of The Cut and Blackfriars Road.


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Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!


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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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The Ring, Blackfriars Road, SE1 (1925) Although established as a boxing venue in 1910, the building dated from 1783 as the Surrey Congregational Chapel by the Reverend Rowland Hill - who reportedly opted for the unusual, circular design so that there would be no corners in which the devil could hide. The person responsible for overseeing the chapel’s conversion was Dick Burge, a former English middleweight champion from Cheltenham. The former place of worship was then a warehouse. Dick and his wife Bella Burge enlisted the help of local homeless people to clean out the building and transform it into a state fit for presenting boxing to the public. The Ring opened on 14 May 1910, with the Blackfriars arena soon staging events four to five times a week, and the name from the circular shape of the building. The term "boxing ring" is not derived from the name of the building, contrary to local legend, but - still from the capital - instead from the London Prize Ring Rules in 1743, which specified a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round. The term ’ringside seat’ dates from the 1860s.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Postal area SE1
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Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street, Bankside (1957)
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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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The Southwark Street estate was opened in 1876. Originally there were 12 blocks, with 22 flats in each one. In the 1960s two blocks in the centre of the estate were demolished as part of a modernisation programme, which created a space for the construction of a children’s play area. In the 1990s a block near the estate boundary was pulled down, and some adjoining land was purchased. This enabled the building of new blocks with a frontage to Great Guildford Street, which include some shop units.
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The Anchor, Bankside
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The George Inn (1889) On Borough High Street and once known as the George and Dragon, the pub is the only surviving galleried London coaching inn.
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The Ring, Blackfriars Road, SE1 (1925) Although established as a boxing venue in 1910, the building dated from 1783 as the Surrey Congregational Chapel by the Reverend Rowland Hill - who reportedly opted for the unusual, circular design so that there would be no corners in which the devil could hide. The person responsible for overseeing the chapel’s conversion was Dick Burge, a former English middleweight champion from Cheltenham. The former place of worship was then a warehouse. Dick and his wife Bella Burge enlisted the help of local homeless people to clean out the building and transform it into a state fit for presenting boxing to the public. The Ring opened on 14 May 1910, with the Blackfriars arena soon staging events four to five times a week, and the name from the circular shape of the building. The term "boxing ring" is not derived from the name of the building, contrary to local legend, but - still from the capital - instead from the London Prize Ring Rules in 1743, which specified a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round. The term ’ringside seat’ dates from the 1860s.
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Anchor Terrace, SE1 A large symmetrical building on Southwark Bridge Road, Anchor Terrace was built in 1834 for senior employees of the nearby Anchor Brewery. The building was converted into luxury flats in the late 1990s.
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