Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

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Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

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Road · Bermondsey · SE1 ·
August
13
2017

Maggie Blake’s Cause is a road in the SE1 postcode area




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Abbots Lane, SE1 Abbots Lane was named in memory of the medieval Abbots of Lewes.
Alderman Stairs, E1W Alderman Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Alderman Stairs, SE1 Alderman Stairs is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Barnham Street, SE1 Barnham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bermondsey Street, SE1 Bermondsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bermondsey Wall West, SE1 Bermondsey Wall West is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bermondsey Wall West, SE16 Bermondsey Wall West is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bevington Path, SE1 Bevington Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Black Eagle Yard, SE1 Black Eagle Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Black Swan Yard, SE1 Black Swan Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Boss Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brunswick Court, SE1 Brunswick Court is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Bursar Street, SE1 Bursar Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Butlers & Colonial Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
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.
Devon Mansions, SE1 Devon Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dockhead, SE1 Dockhead is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Druid Street, SE1 Druid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Flockton Street, SE16 Flockton Street is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Hobbs Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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
Jacob Street, SE1 Jacob Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jacob Street, SE16 Jacob Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lafone Street, SE1 Lafone Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Little London Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lloyds Wharf, SE1 Lloyds Wharf 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
Maguire Street, SE1 Maguire Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maguire, SE1 Maguire is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maltings Place, SE1 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Mill Street, SE1 Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Millennium Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Nesham Street, E1W Nesham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
New Concordia Wharf, SE1 New Concordia Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
O Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Orton Street, E1W Orton Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 Phoenix Wharf Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Potters Fields, SE1 Potters Fields is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Providence Square, SE1 Providence Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 Queen Elizabeth Street 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
Saint Katharine’s Way, E1W This is a street in the E1W postcode area
Saint Katherine’s Way, E1W Saint Katherine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street, SE1 Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shad Thames, E1W Shad Thames is a road in the E1W postcode area
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.
Springalls Wharf Apartments, SE16 Springalls Wharf Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Anthony’s Close, E1W St Anthony’s Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Katharines Way, E1W St Katharines Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
St Katharine’s Way, E1W St Katharine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
St. Katharines Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stockholm Way, E1W Stockholm Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Street Katharine’s Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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
Swan Court, SE1 Swan Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Circle, SE1 The Circle 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
Thomas More Square, E1W Thomas More Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W A street within the postcode
Thomas More Street, E1W Thomas More Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal 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, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Unity Wharf, SE1 Unity Wharf is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vaughan Way, E1W Vaughan Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
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
Vogans Mill, SE1 Vogans Mill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weavers Lane, SE1 Weavers Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode 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.
Wolseley Street, SE1 Wolseley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.


Bermondsey

The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at ’Vermundesei’, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Though Bermondsey’s name may derive from Beornmund’s island (whoever the Anglo-Saxon Beornmund was, is another matter), but Bermondsey is likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area, rather than a real island.

The area first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at Vermundesei, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Bermondsey appears in Domesday Book. It was then held by King William, though a small part was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain, the king’s half brother, and younger brother of Odo of Bayeux, then Earl of Kent.

Bermondsey Abbey was founded as a Cluniac priory in 1082, and was dedicated to St Saviour. Monks from the abbey began the development of the area, cultivating the land and embanking the riverside. They turned an adjacent tidal inlet at the mouth of the River Neckinger into a dock, named St Saviour’s Dock after their abbey. The Knights Templar also owned land here and gave their names to one of the most distinctive streets in London, Shad Thames (a corruption of ’St John at Thames’). Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby at Tooley (a corruption of ’St Olave’s’) Street, located in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s manor of Southwark, where wealthy citizens and clerics had their houses, including the priors of Lewes and St Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the abbot of Battle.

As it developed over the centuries, Bermondsey underwent many changes. After the Great Fire of London, it was settled by the well-to-do and took on the character of a garden suburb especially along the lines of Grange Road, as Bermondsey Street became more urbanised. A pleasure garden was founded there in the 17th century, commemorated by the Cherry Garden Pier. Samuel Pepys visited ’Jamaica House’ at Cherry Gardens in 1664 and recorded in his diary that he had left it "singing finely".

Though not many buildings survive from this era, one notable exception is the church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street, completed in 1690 (although a church has been recorded on this site from the 13th Century). This church came through both 19th-century redevelopment and The Blitz unscathed. It is not just an unusual survivor for Bermondsey; buildings of this era are relative rarities in Inner London in general.

In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to Bermondsey becoming a spa leisure resort, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates.

It was from the Bermondsey riverside that the painter J.M.W. Turner executed his famous painting of The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1839), depicting the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.

By the mid-19th century parts of Bermondsey, especially along the riverside had become a notorious slum — with the arrival of industrial plants, docks and immigrant housing. The area around St Saviour’s Dock, known as Jacob’s Island, was one of the worst in London. It was immortalised by Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist, in which the principal villain Bill Sikes meets a nasty end in the mud of ’Folly Ditch’ an area which was known as Hickmans Folly — the scene of an attack by Spring Heeled Jack in 1845 — surrounding Jacob’s Island. Dickens provides a vivid description of what it was like:

<CITE>... crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it — as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob’s Island.</CITE>

Bermondsey Town Hall was built on Spa Road in 1881. The area was extensively redeveloped during the 19th century and early 20th century with the expansion of the river trade and the arrival of the railways. London’s first passenger railway terminus was built by the London to Greenwich Railway in 1836 at London Bridge. The first section to be used was between the Spa Road Station and Deptford High Street. This local station had closed by 1915.

The industrial boom of the 19th century was an extension of Bermondsey’s manufacturing role in earlier eras. As in the East End, industries that were deemed too noisome to be carried on within the narrow confines of the City of London had been located here — one such that came to dominate central Bermondsey, away from the riverfront, was the processing and trading of leather and hides. Many buildings from this era survive around Leathermarket Street including the huge Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange (now residential and small work spaces). Hepburn and Gale’s tannery (disused as of early 2007) on Long Lane is also a substantial survivor of the leather trade.

Peek, Frean and Co was established in 1857 at Dockhead, Bermondsey by James Peek and George Hender Frean. They moved to a larger plant in Clements Road in 1866, leading to the nickname ’Biscuit Town’ for Bermondsey, where they continued baking until the brand was discontinued in 1989. Wee Willie Harris (usually credited as the first British rock and roll player) came from Bermondsey. He was known as Britain’s Wild man of Rock N’ Roll). He also worked in Peak Freans.

To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey’s 3½ miles of riverside were lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is Butler’s Wharf. They suffered severe damage in World War II bombing and became redundant in the 1960s following the collapse of the river trade. After standing derelict for some years, many of the wharves were redeveloped under the aegis of the London Docklands Development Corporation during the 1980s. They have now been converted into a mixture of residential and commercial accommodations and have become some of the most upmarket and expensive properties in London. In 1997, US President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair visited the area to dine at the Pont de la Tour restaurant at Butler’s Wharf.

Millwall F.C. moved to a new stadium on Coldblow Lane in 1910, having previously played in Millwall, but have kept their original name despite playing at the opposite side of the River Thames to the Millwall area. They played at The Den until 1993, when they relocated to the New Den nearby. A public sports centre is also included in their stadium.

Reorganisation of lines and closure of stations left Bermondsey’s transport links with the rest of London poorer in the late twentieth century. This was remedied in 2000 with the opening of Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee Line Extension.

Bermondsey tube station was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and was originally intended to have a multi-storey office building sitting on top.


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