Neckinger, SE16

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Neckinger, SE16

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Road · Bermondsey · SE16 ·
August
13
2017

Neckinger is a road in the SE16 postcode area




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Abbey Gardens, SE1 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abbey Gardens, SE16 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Abbey Street, SE1 Abbey Street takes its name from Bermondsey Abbey which was situated between Bermondsey Square, Grange Walk and Long Walk.
Abbey Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abercorn Way, SE1 Abercorn Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abingdon Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Acanthus Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ainsdale Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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
Alexis Street, SE16 Alexis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Alma Grove, SE1 Alma Grove was formerly Alma Road, and before that Tenter Ground Lane.
Alscot Road, SE1 Alscot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Alscot Road, SE16 Alscot Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Alscot Way, SE1 Alscot Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Amina Way, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Arabella Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Arc House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Archie Street, SE1 Archie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Arnold Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Arts Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Aulay House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Avocet Close, SE1 Avocet Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Avondale Square, SE1 Avondale Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bacon Grove, SE1 Bacon Grove is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bagshot Street, SE17 Bagshot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bakery Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Balaclava Road, SE1 Balaclava Road’s name records the date of the development with the military victories of the Crimean War still fresh at that time.
Barnham Street, SE1 Barnham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Bell Yard Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bell Yaroad Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Blue Anchor Yard, E1 Blue Anchor Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boss Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bricklayers Arms Distribution Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bridewain Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brodie Street, SE1 Brodie Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Brunswick Court, SE1 Brunswick Court is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burnell Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burnham Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Bushwood Drive, SE1 Bushwood Drive 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.
Buttermere Close, SE1 Buttermere Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
Cadbury Way, SE16 Cadbury Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cadet Drive, SE1 Cadet Drive 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.
Cartwright Street, E1 Cartwright Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Chaucer Drive, SE1 Chaucer Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cobourg Road Estate, SE5 Cobourg Road Estate is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Cobourg Road, SE1 Cobourg Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cobourg Road, SE5 Cobourg Road is a 1820s development of brick semi-detached houses.
Colour House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Commercial Pier Wharf, SE16 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Commodity Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Coopers Road, SE1 Coopers Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Copper Row, SE1 Copper Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crimscott Street, SE1 Crimscott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crofts Street, E1 Crofts Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Curlew Street, SE1 Curlew Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Curtis Street, SE1 Curtis Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Curtis Way, SE1 Curtis Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Devon Mansions, SE1 Devon Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dhonau House Longfield, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Dock Street, E1 Dock Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dockhead, SE1 Dockhead is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dockley Road, SE16 Dockley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Druid Street, SE1 Druid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dunlop Place, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dunton Road, SE1 Dunton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Flank, SE18 East Flank is a road in the SE18 postcode area
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
East Point, SE1 East Point is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Smithfield, E1W East Smithfield is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Enid Street, SE16 Enid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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
Eveline Lowe Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fendall Street, SE1 Fendall Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Flank Street, E1 Flank Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Flockton Street, SE16 Flockton Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fort Road, SE1 Fort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fortune Place, SE1 Fortune Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Frean Street, SE16 Frean Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Freda Street, SE16 A street within the postcode
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
Gedling Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Row, SE16 George Row is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Glengall Terrace, SE15 Glengall Terrace is a street whose history changed after the Second World War.
Goodwin Close, SE16 Goodwin Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Graces Alley, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Grange Road, SE1 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE1 Grange Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE16 Grange Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange Yard, SE1 Grange Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Great Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
Griggs Place, SE1 Griggs Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Griggs Road, E10 Griggs Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Hannah Mary Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Harmony Place, SE1 Harmony Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Haven Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hazel Way, SE1 Hazel Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Henley Drive, SE1 Henley Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Henley Drive, SE16 Henley Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Hobbs Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Horselydown Lane, SE1 Horselydown Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Humphrey Street, SE1 Humphrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
India House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ivychurch Lane, SE17 A street within the SE17 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
Jamaica Road, SE1 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
John Felton Road, SE16 John Felton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
John Fisher Street, E1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Keats Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kinglake Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kintore Way, SE1 Kintore Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lafone Street, SE1 Lafone Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Library Square, E1 Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Limasol Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Linsey Street, SE16 Linsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Little London Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Llewellyn Street, SE16 Llewellyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lloyds Wharf, SE1 Lloyds Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Loncroft Road, SE5 Loncroft Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Long Walk, SE1 Long Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Longfellow Way, SE1 Longfellow Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Longfield Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Longley Street, SE1 Longley Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lucey Road, SE16 Lucey Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lynton Road, SE1 Lynton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Macks Road, SE16 Macks Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Madron Street, SE1 Madron Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Madron Street, SE17 Madron Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 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
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.
Malt Street, SE1 Malt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maltby Street, SE1 Maltby Street 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.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE16 Mandela Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mandela Way, SE1P Mandela Way is a road in the SE1P postcode area
Mansell Street, EC3N Mansell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Marcia Road, SE1 Marcia Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Marine Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Marlborough Grove, SE1 Marlborough Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mary Graces Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mawbey Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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
Millstream Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Milton Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mina Road, SE17 Mina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Monnow Road, SE1 Monnow Road 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.
Muscovy Street, EC3R Muscovy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Neate Street, SE15 Neate Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Neate Street, SE5 Neate Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Neckinger Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Neckinger Street, SE1 Neckinger Street is a road in the SE1 postcode 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.
Nile Terrace, SE15 Nile Terrace is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Oakley Place, SE1 Oakley Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Old Abbey Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Old Jamaica Road Business Estate, SE16 Old Jamaica Road Business Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Jamaica Road, SE16 Old Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Kent Road, SE1 The Old Kent Road is famous as the cheapest property on the London Monopoly board.
Old Kent Road, SE14 Old Kent Road is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Olmar Street, SE1 Olmar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Orton Street, E1W Orton Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Ossory Road, SE1 Ossory Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oxley Close, SE1 Oxley Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pages Walk, SE1 Pages Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Parkers Row, SE1 Parkers Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Penry Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Pepler Mews, SE5 Pepler Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Cobourg Road.
Petty Wales, EC3N Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 Phoenix Wharf Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pope Street, SE1 Pope 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
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.
Radcliffe Road, SE1 Radcliffe Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Railway Arches, EC3N Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC3N 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
Reverdy Road, SE1 Reverdy Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Riley Road, SE1 Riley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rolls Road, SE1 Rolls Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rope Walk, SE1 Rope Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Rouel Road, SE16 Rouel Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rowcross Street, SE1 Rowcross Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Royal Mint Court, EC3N 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 is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Scott Lidgett Crescent, SE16 Scott Lidgett Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street, SE1 Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Seething Lane, EC3N Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Setchell Road, SE1 Setchell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Setchell Way, SE1 Setchell Way 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.
Shopping Centre, SE1 Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shorncliffe Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shorncliffe Road, SE5 Shorncliffe Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Shorter Street, E1 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
Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 Six Bridges Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southernwood Retail Park, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Sovereign House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Spa Business Park, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Spa Court, SE16 Spa Court is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Spa Road, SE1 Spa Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Spa Road, SE16 Spa Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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 Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Katharines Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
St. Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Stanworth Street, SE1 Stanworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Star Place, E1W Star Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Stevens Street, SE1 Stevens Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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
Sun Passage, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Swan Court, SE1 Swan Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Swan Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Sweeney Crescent, SE1 Sweeney Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Swift Court, SE1 Swift Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tanner Street, SE1 Tanner Street 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 Globe Rope Walk, E14 The Globe Rope Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Grange, SE1 The Grange is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Queen?s Steps, EC3N The Queen?s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
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 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.
Thorburn Square, SE1 Thorburn Square 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.
Thurland Road, SE16 Thurland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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 Approach, EC3N Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge Piazza, SE1 Tower Bridge Piazza is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Bridge Road, SE1 Tower Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Bridge, E1W Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Bridge, SE1 Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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 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.
Tower Workshops, SE1 Tower Workshops is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 This area of Peckham, close to the Old Kent Road, was developed from the 1840s onwards.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Trothy Road, SE1 Trothy Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Two, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Unity Wharf, SE1 Unity Wharf is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Upnor Way, SE17 Upnor Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Vauban Street, SE16 Vauban Street is a road in the SE16 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
Vogans Mill, SE1 Vogans Mill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wade House, SE16 Wade House is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Waite Street, SE15 Waite Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Weavers Lane, SE1 Weavers Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Weightman House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Welsford Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Whites Grounds, SE1 Whites Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk 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.
Woodmill Close, SW15 Woodmill Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Woodmill Street, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Woolstaplers Way, SE16 Woolstaplers Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Wordsworth Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Yalding Road, SE16 Yalding Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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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