Tower Bridge Approach, E1W

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Road · Tower Hill · E1W ·
August
13
2017

Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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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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Lived here
Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Hallows Staining All Hallows Staining was a church located at the junction of Mark Lane and Dunster Court.
Eastminster Eastminster (The Abbey of St Mary de Graces) was a Cistercian abbey on Tower Hill and founded by Edward III in 1350.
Holy Trinity, Minories Holy Trinity, Minories was a Church of England parish church outside the eastern boundaries of the City of London, but within the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Mark Lane station Mark Lane is a disused Circle and District line Underground station.
Minories Minories was the western terminus of the London and Blackwall Railway.
St Gabriel Fenchurch St Gabriel Fenchurch (or Fen Church) was a parish church in the City of London, destroyed in the Great Fire and not rebuilt.
St Olave Hart Street St Olave’s Church is a Church of England church located on the corner of Hart Street and Seething Lane.
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
Abbots Lane, SE1 Abbots Lane was named in memory of the medieval Abbots of Lewes.
America Square, EC3N America Square is a street and small square, built in about 1760 and dedicated to the American colonies.
Arrival Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Arrivalley Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Bakers Hall Court, EC3R Bakers’ Hall Court lies at the end of Harp Street.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Blue Anchor Yard, E1 Blue Anchor Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bridgeport Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Bridle Mews, E1 Bridle Mews is a location in London.
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
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
Cable Street, E1 Cable Street started as a straight path along which hemp ropes were twisted into ships’ cables.
Cartwright Street, E1 Cartwright Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chamber Street, E1 Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street to Mansell Street.
Circus, EC3N Circus was built between 1768 and 1774 to the designs of George Dance the Younger.
Clothworkers Hall, EC3M Clothworkers Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Colchester Street, EC3N Before its was renamed and extended in 1923, Colchester Street was a side street near to the Tower of London.
Commercial Pier Wharf, SE1 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Commodity Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Coopers Row, EC3N Coopers Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Crescent, EC3N Crescent lies behind Tower Gateway.
Crofts Street, E1 Crofts Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Crosswall, EC3N Crosswall was formerly named John Street, after King John.
Crutched Friars, EC3N Crutched Friars is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cullum Street, EC3M Cullum Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Darbishire Place, E1 Darbishire Place is a location in London.
Dock Street, E1 Dock Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Duchess Walk, SE1 Duchess Walk is a location in London.
Dunster Court, EC3R Dunster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
East Flank, E1 East Flank is a road in the SE18 postcode area
East Smithfield, E1W East Smithfield, an ancient street, derives from ’smooth field’.
Ensign Street, E1 Ensign Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ensigreen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flank Street, E1 Flank Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Gloucester Court, EC3N Gloucester Court is off Tower Hill to the north west side of the Tower, running northwest behind the church of All Hallows by the Tower.
Goodman’s Yard, E1 Goodman’s Yard is a street between Minories and Mansell Street.
Goodmans Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Graces Alley, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Great Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
Harp Lane, EC3R Harp Lane once connected Thames Street with Great Tower Street.
Hart Street, EC3R Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Ibex House, EC3N Residential block
International House, International House is a building on Cloister walk
Ivory House, E1W Ivory House is a block on St Katharine Docks
John Fisher Street, E1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Library Square, EC3N Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
London Street, EC3M London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1 Maggie Blake’s Cause is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mansell Street, EC3N Mansell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Mark Lane, EC3R Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Mary Graces Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Mill Yard, E1 Mill Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mincing Lane, EC3R Mincing Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minster Court, EC3R Minster Court can be found on Mincing Lane
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 Morgan’s Lane runs down to HMS Belfast.
Munster Court, EC3R Munster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Muscovy Street, EC3R Muscovy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Nesham Street, E1W Nesham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
New London Street, EC3R New London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Nightingale House, E1W Nightingale House is a block on Thomas More Street
Orton Street, E1W Orton Street was, for most of its existence, Little Hermitage Street.
Paul’s Walk, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
Pepys Street, EC3N Pepys Street links Seething Lane in the west to Cooper’s Row in the east.
Petty Wales, EC3R Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Portsoken Street, EC3N Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Potters Fields, SE1 Potters Fields is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Prescot Street, E1 Prescot Street was named for Rebecca Prescott, wife of William Leman.
Royal Mint Court, E1W Royal Mint Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Royal Mint Place, E1 Royal Mint Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Royal Mint Street, E1 Royal Mint Street began its life as Rosemary Lane.
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Seething Lane, EC3R Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Shad Thames, SE1 Shad Thames is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shorter Street, E1 Shorter Street is a location in London.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
St Anthony’s Close, E1W St Anthony’s Close is a road in the E1W postcode 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
Star Place, E1W Star Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Stockholm Way, E1W Stockholm Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is part of the Thames Path near to the Tower of London.
Swan Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
The Highway, E1W The Highway, formerly known as the Ratcliffe Highway and dating dates back to Saxon times, is a road which stretches from Wapping to Shadwell.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W Thomas More Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thomas More Street, E1W Thomas More Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Bridge, SE1 Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Hill, EC3N Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.
Tower Pier, EC3N Tower Pier is a location in London.
Tower Place East, EC3R A street within the EC3R postcode
Tower Place West, EC3R Tower Place West is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Place, EC3R Tower Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Vaughan Way, E1W Vaughan Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
All Bar One All Bar One is a bar on Byward Street.


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Tower Hill

Tower Hill is an elevated spot outside the Tower of London and just outside the limits of the City of London.

Formerly Tower Hill was part of the Tower Liberty under the direct administrative control of Tower. Part of one of the oldest parts of London, archaeological evidence shows that there was a settlement on the hill in the Bronze Age and much later a Roman village that was burnt down during the Boudica uprising.

A nearby church, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, is known for fragments of Romanesque architecture dating back to AD 680.

Public executions of high-profile traitors and criminals were often carried out on Tower Hill.

Tower of London tube station opened in 1882 during the construction of the Metropolitan Railway to the north. A new station was opened in 1884 with the name Mark Lane (later renamed Tower Hill), just to the west of the Tower of London station, which closed the same day.

When the original Tower Hill station was itself closed in 1967, the current Tower Hill station was opened on the site of the Tower of London station. The remains of the old station were demolished by the construction of the new station.


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Byward Tower, 1893
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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
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The Aldgate Pump (1874) Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street. The pump is notable for its long, and sometimes dark history, as well as its cultural significance as a symbolic start point of the East End of London. The term "East of Aldgate Pump" is used as a synonym for the East End or for East London as a whole.
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Bevis Marks Synagogue
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Exterior of St Katherine Cree, City of London
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St James Duke
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The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street (1801)
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A drawing published in 1907 of the west front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories
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Etching of All Hallows Staining tower, drawn in 1922
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Mark Lane station
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Byward Tower, 1893
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