Barge House Street, SE1

Road in/near Southwark, existing between the 1700s and now

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Barge House Street, SE1

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Barge House Street is a renamed section of Upper Ground Street.

Old Barge House Stairs once marked the outflow of a stream - though more an open sewer which ran in a wide loop.

Embankment walls were build along the river bank at Upper Ground and sewers carried off water either to the river or south to St George’s Fields. Until 1809, when the Surrey and Kent Sewer Commission obtained permission to build new main sewers, the whole area was subject to flooding whenever there was an exceptionally high tide and most of the ground was too marshy for building.

However, from at least as early as the 14th century there was a fringe of houses along Upper Ground.

Sometime before 1420 the land was farmed out to John, Duke of Bedford. In 1655, William Angell, a grocer from London, bought the area for £500. The land comprised ’ten messuages, eighty cottages, twenty tofts, twenty gardens, twenty orchards, ten acres of land, fifty acres of meadow, thirty acres of pasture and one acre of woodland’. A large part of the property was in lease to various tenants.

Angell carried out a certain amount of building in the neighbourhood of Upper Ground and he laid out Angell Street (now Broadwall) between the Old Barge House and Melancholy Walk (now Surrey Row) along the line of Broadwall.

The many warehouses that grew up in the nineteenth century hereabouts created a dense urban grain which was once commonplace along the southern shore of the Thames.

Oxo Tower Wharf is a refurbished warehouse building - once both Stamford Wharf and part of a former power station - still lying north of Barge House Street.

The Victorian 19th century Nelsons Wharf was demolished in the 1970s and its location was was landscaped into a park area – Bernie Spain Gardens.


Main source: Survey of London | British History Online
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Pilgrim Street, EC4V Pilgrim Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Playhouse Yard, EC4V Playhouse Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Pleydell Street, EC4Y Pleydell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Plough Place, EC4A Plough Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Ploughs Place, EC4A Ploughs Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Plowden Buildings, EC4Y Plowden Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Plumtree Court, EC4A Plumtree Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Pocock Street, SE1 Pocock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pontypool Place, SE1 Pontypool Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Poppins Court, EC4A Poppins Court is an historic alley off Fleet Street.
Portpool Lane, EC1N Portpool Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Princess Street, SE1 Princess Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Priory Court, EC4V Priory Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Puddle Dock, EC4V Puddle Dock is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Pump Court, EC4Y Pump Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Quadrant Court, HA9 A street within the EC4M postcode
Quadrant Court, HA9 A street within the EC4M postcode
Quality Court, WC2A Quality Court is a courtyard, built around 1700.
Railway Arch 213, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Red Lion Court, EC4A Red Lion Court forms part of labyrinth of little passages behind the shops on the north side of Fleet Street.
Regent Square, WC1N Regent Square is a road in the WC1N postcode area
Rennie Street, SE1 Rennie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Riverside Walk, SE1 Riverside Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Robinson Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rolls Buildings, WC2A Rolls Buildings is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Rolls Passage, EC4A Rolls Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Roupell Street, SE1 Roupell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rushworth Street, SE1 Rushworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Saffron Hill, EC1N Saffron Hill’s name derives the time that it was part of an estate on which saffron grew.
Saint Andrew Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Saint Andrew’s Hill, EC4V This is a street in the EC4V postcode area
Saint Bride Street, EC4A Saint Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Saint Cross Street, EC1N This is a street in the EC1N postcode area
Saint George’s Road, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Saint John Street, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Saint John’s Lane, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Salisbury Court, EC4Y Salisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Salisbury Square, EC4Y Salisbury Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Samford Street, NW8 Samford Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Sandell Street, SE1 Sandell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Scoresby Street, SE1 Scoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Secker Street, SE1 Secker Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Serjeants Inn, EC4Y Serjeants Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Serle Street, WC2A Serle Street is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Shoe Lane, EC4A Shoe Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Short Street, SE1 Short Street 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.
Silver Vaults, WC2A Silver Vaults is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Smithfield Street, EC1A Smithfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Smokehouse Yard, EC1M Smokehouse Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Snow Hill, EC1A Snow Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Snowhill, EC1A Snowhill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
South Bank Technopark, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
South Bank University, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
South Bank, SE1 South Bank is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
South Square, WC1R South Square is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
South Square, WC1X South Square is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Southampton Buildings, WC1V Southampton Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Southampton Buildings, WC2A Southampton Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Spur Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St Andrew Street, EC4A St Andrew Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Andrews Hill, EC4V St Andrews Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
St Bride Street, EC4A St Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Brides Avenue, EC4Y St Brides Avenue is a narrow alley which leaves Fleet Street almost opposite Shoe Lane.
St Cross Street, EC1M St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Cross Street, EC1N St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
St Georges Circus, SE1 St Georges Circus is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Georges Road, SE1 St Georges Road is one of the main thoroughfares of south London.
St George’s Road, SE1 St George’s Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
St Johns Lane, EC1M St Johns Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Johns Path, EC1M St Johns Path is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St John’s Gate, EC1M St John’s Gate is a road in the EC1M postcode area
St. Georges Circus, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Georges Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Georges Mews, SE1 St. Georges Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stamford Street, SE1 Stamford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stamford, SE1 Stamford is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings North is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings is part of historic Staple Inn.
Star Yard, WC2A Star Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Station Approach, SE1 Station Approach is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stationers Hall Court, EC4M Stationers Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Steam Pump Lane, W4 Steam Pump Lane is a road in the W4 postcode area
Stone Buildings, WC2A Stone Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stonecutter Street, EC4A Stonecutter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Strand, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Suite 3, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Suthwark Bridge Road, SE1 Suthwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sutton Walk, SE1 Sutton Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tallis Street, EC4Y This street honours Thomas Tallis, composer whose name is engraved on the façade of the nearby former building of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Tanswell Street, SE1 Tanswell Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Temple Avenue, EC4Y Temple Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Chambers, EC4Y Temple Chambers is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Gardens, EC4Y Temple Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Pier, WC2R Temple Pier is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Temple Place, WC2R Temple Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
The Balcony, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Chandlery, SE1 The Chandlery is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Colonnade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Cut, SE1 The Cut is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Studio, SE1 The Studio is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Tower Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Tunnel, SE1 The Tunnel is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Theed Street, SE1 Theed Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thomas Doyle Street, SE1 Thomas Doyle Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Took?s Court, EC4A Took?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Tooks Court, EC4A Tooks Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Treasurers Office Inner Temple, EC4Y Treasurers Office Inner Temple is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Tudor Street, EC4Y Tudor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Turnmill Street, EC1M Turnmill Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Tweezer’s Alley, WC2R Tweezer’s Alley probably got its name after the tweezers used by smiths to heat items in the forge that stood there.
Ufford Street, SE1 Ufford Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Unit 610, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Upper Ground, SE1 Upper Ground is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Place, SE1 Valentine Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Verulam Street, WC1X Verulam Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Victoria Embankment, EC4Y Victoria Embankment is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Virgil Street, SE1 Virgil Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Walcot Square, SE11 Walcot Square’s late Georgian terraced houses surround a private triangular garden owned and maintained by the Walcot Foundation.
Walnut Tree Place, SE11 Walnut Tree Place was a minor street replaced by the China Walk Estate.
Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 At the beginning of the 18th century Walnut Tree Walk was a lane leading out into the fields from Lambeth.
Warwick Court, WC1R Warwick Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Water Street, WC2R This is a street in the WC2R postcode area
Watergate, EC4Y Watergate is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Waterhouse Square, EC1N Waterhouse Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Waterloo Centre, SE1 Waterloo Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Waterloo Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Waterloo Road, SE1 Waterloo Road is the main road in the Waterloo area straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Waterloo Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wayerloo Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Webber Row, SE1 Webber Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
West Market Building, EC1A West Market Building is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
West Smithfield, EC1A West Smithfield is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
West Square, SE11 West Square was developed from 1794 onwards.
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 Westminster Bridge Road runs on an east-west axis and passes through the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Whitefriars Street, EC4Y Whitefriars Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Whitehorse Mews, SE1 Whitehorse Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Whitehouse Apartments, SE1 Whitehouse Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Whittlesey Street, SE1 Whittlesey Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Windmill Walk, SE1 Windmill Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Wine Office Court, EC4A Wine Office Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Wootton Street, SE1 Wootton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Yew Cottages, KT7 A street within the SE1 postcode
Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, SE9 Yorkshire Grey Roundabout is a road in the SE9 postcode area


Southwark

Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.

Southwark is on a previously marshy area south of the River Thames. Recent excavation has revealed prehistoric activity including evidence of early ploughing, burial mounds and ritual activity. The area was originally a series of islands in the River Thames. This formed the best place to bridge the Thames and the area became an important part of Londinium owing its importance to its position as the endpoint of the Roman London Bridge. Two Roman roads, Stane Street and Watling Street, met at Southwark in what is now Borough High Street.

At some point the Bridge fell or was pulled down. Southwark and the city seem to have become largely deserted during the Early Middle Ages. Archaeologically, evidence of settlement is replaced by a largely featureless soil called the Dark Earth which probably (although this is contested) represents an urban area abandoned.

Southwark appears to recover only during the time of King Alfred and his successors. Sometime in and around 886 AD the Bridge was rebuilt and the City and Southwark restored. Southwark was called ’Suddringa Geworc’ which means the ’defensive works of the men of Surrey’. It was probably fortified to defend the bridge and hence the re-emerging City of London to the north. This defensive role is highlighted by the use of the Bridge as a defense against King Swein, his son King Cnut and in 1066, against King William the Conqueror. He failed to force the Bridge during the Norman conquest of England, but Southwark was devastated.

Much of Southwark was originally owned by the church - the greatest reminder of monastic London is Southwark Cathedral, originally the priory of St Mary Overy.

During the Middle Ages, Southwark remained outside of the control of the City and was a haven for criminals and free traders, who would sell goods and conduct trades outside the regulation of the City Livery Companies. An important market - later to become known as the Borough Market - was established there some time in the 13th century. The area was renowned for its inns, especially The Tabard, from which Chaucer’s pilgrims set off on their journey in The Canterbury Tales.

After many decades’ petitioning, in 1550, Southwark was incorporated into the City of London as ’The Ward of Bridge Without’. It became the entertainment district for London, and it was also the red-light area. In 1599, William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was built on the South Bank in Southwark, though it burned down in 1613. A modern replica, also called the Globe, has been built near the original site. Southwark was also a favorite area for entertainment like bull and bear-baiting. There was also a famous fair in Southwark which took place near the Church of St. George the Martyr. William Hogarth depicted this fair in his engraving of Southwark Fair (1733).

In 1844 the railway reached Southwark with the opening of London Bridge station.

In 1861 the Great Fire of Southwark destroyed a large number of buildings between Tooley Street and the Thames, including those around Hays Wharf, where Hays Galleria was later built, and blocks to the west almost as far as St Olave’s Church.

In 1899 Southwark was incorporated along with Newington and Walworth into the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, and in 1965 this was incorporated with the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey into the London Borough of Southwark.

Southwark tube station was opened on 20 November 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension.

The original plan for the Extension did not include a station between those at Waterloo and London Bridge; Southwark station was added after lobbying by the local council. Although it is close to Waterloo, not near the Bankside attractions it was intended to serve, and its only rail interchange is to London Waterloo East mainline station; the passenger usage matches those of other minor central stations. It does however get over double the traffic of nearby Borough station and around triple Lambeth North.
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