Abbots Lane, SE1

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Abbots Lane, SE1

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Road · Southwark · SE1 ·
August
1
2020

Abbots Lane was named in memory of the medieval Abbots of Lewes.

The Abbots of Lewes used their palatial mansion in Tooley Street when they came to visit Bermondsey. The Prior of Lewes supervised the foundation of the Cluniac Abbey at the bottom of Bermondsey Street — its main cloister now is where Bermondsey Square is.

Lewes Priory remained the head of the Cluniac order in England.

Abbots Lane was until the twentieth century known as Stoney Lane.




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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Tower of London The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames and lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

NEARBY STREETS
Baden Place, SE1 Baden Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Barnham Street, SE1 Barnham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 Battle Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bermondsey Street, SE1 Bermondsey Street was named for the Abbey of St Saviour’s.
Black Swan Yard, SE1 Black Swan Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Block A, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Boss Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brunswick Court, SE1 Brunswick Court is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bursar Street, SE1 Bursar Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Butlers Colonial Wharf, SE1 Butlers Colonial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Canvas House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cardamom Building, SE1 Cardamom Building is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Carmarthen Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Collingwood Street, SE1 Collingwood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Commercial Pier Wharf, SE16 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Copper Row, SE1 Copper Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cottons Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cottons Lane, SE1 Cottons Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Counter Street, SE1 Counter Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crucifix Lane, SE1 Crucifix Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Curlew Street, SE1 Curlew Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Duke St Hill, SE1 Duke St Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Duke Street Hill, SE1 Duke Street Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Building 1, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
English Grounds, SE1 English Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fenning Street, SE1 Fenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gainsford Street, SE1 Gainsford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gainsforoad Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Great Maze Pond, SE1 Great Maze Pond is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Guinness Court, SE1 Guinness Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Guy Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hamlet Way, SE1 Hamlet Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hardwidge Street, SE1 Hardwidge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hay’s Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Hays Galleria, SE1 Hays Galleria is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hays Lane, SE1 Hays Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Holyrood Street, SE1 Holyrood Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Horselydown Lane, SE1 Horselydown Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
India House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is now part of London Bridge Street.
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kipling Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kipling Street, SE1 Kipling Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kirby Grove, SE1 Kirby Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lafone Street, SE1 Lafone Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lockyer Estate, SE1 Lockyer Estate is a road in the SE1 postcode area
London Bridge Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
London Bridge Street, SE1 London Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge Walk, SE1 London Bridge Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge, EC4R London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
London Bridge, SE1 London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Magdalen Street, SE1 Magdalen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1 Maggie Blake’s Cause is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1 Maggie Blake’s Cause is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Melior Place, SE1 Melior Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Melior Street, SE1 Melior Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Millennium Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
Montague Close, SW1P Montague Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
More London Place, SE1 More London Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
More London Riverside, SE1 More London Riverside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Morgans Lane, SE1 Morgans Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mulvaney Way, SE1 Mulvaney Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Porlock Street, SE1 Porlock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Potters Fields, SE1 Potters Fields is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 Queen Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Railway Approach, SE1 Railway Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Raven Wharf, SE1 Raven Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Resource Centre, E1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shad Thames, SE1 Shad Thames is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shand Street, SE1 Shand Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shard Arcade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ship & Mermaid Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shipwright Yard, SE1 Shipwright Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Snowsfields, SE1 Snowsfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Thomas Street, SE1 St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.
St. Thomas Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Stainer Street, SE1 Stainer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Sugar Quay Walk, SE1 Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
The Circle, SE1 The Circle is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Grain Store, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Grain Stores, SE1 The Grain Stores is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Tanneries, SE1 The Tanneries is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Three Oak Lane, SE1 Three Oak Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tooley Street, SE1 Tooley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tooley Street, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area
Tower Bridge Piazza, SE1 Tower Bridge Piazza is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Bridge, SE1 Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Two, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tyers Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vine Lane, SE1 Vine Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vintage Yard, SE1 Vintage Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vogans Mill Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Weavers Lane, SE1 Weavers Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Weston Street, SE1 Weston Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Whites Grounds Estate, SE1 Whites Grounds Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Whites Grounds, SE1 Whites Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Elephant and Castle tavern
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Temple of Mithras
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Wentworth Street (1901)
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