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




NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Gardens, SE1 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE1 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
Alexis Street, SE16 Alexis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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
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
Attilburgh House, SE1 Residential block
Aulay House, SE16 Aulay House is a block on Spa Road.
Bacon Grove, SE1 Bacon Grove is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bakery Street, SE1 A street within the SE16 postcode
Bell Yard Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bell Yaroad Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bermondsey Exchange 179-181, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bermondsey Square, SE1 Bermondsey Square is located on Tower Bridge Road, the former the site of Bermondsey Abbey.
Bevington Path, SE1 Bevington Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bevington Street, SE16 Bevington Street was named after Samuel Bourne Bevington, the first mayor in 1900 of the new Bermondsey Borough Council.
Bridewain Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cadbury Way, SE16 Cadbury Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cedar Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Chartes House, SE1 Residential block
Colour House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Crimscott Street, SE1 Crimscott 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.
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
Elm Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Enid Street, SE16 Enid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Eveline Lowe Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fendall Street, SE1 Fendall Street 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
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.
Goodwin Close, SE16 Goodwin Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange House, SE1 Residential block
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
Griggs Place, SE1 Griggs Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Griggs Road, SE1 Griggs Road is a road in the E10 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
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.
Kimmin’s Court, SE16 Kimmin’s Court is a location in London.
Kimmins Court Arabella Street, SE16 Kimmins Court Arabella Street is a location in London.
Kintore Way, SE1 Kintore Way is a road in the SE1 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.
Long Walk, SE1 Long Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lucey Road, SE16 Lucey Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lucey Way, SE16 Lucey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Macks Road, SE16 Macks Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
Marine Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Millstream Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Neckinger Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Neckinger Street, SE1 Neckinger Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Newhams Row, SE1 Newhams Row 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.
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.
Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 Phoenix Wharf Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pickwick House, SE16 Residential block
Pope Street, SE1 Pope 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
Rankin House 139-143, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Riley Road, SE1 Riley 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 once stood next to one of London’s first railway stations: Spa Road station in Bermondsey.
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.
Setchell Way, SE1 Setchell Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Spa Business Park, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Spa Road, SE16 A train left Deptford railway station for Spa Road station at 8am on 8 February 1836 - it was the first train in London.
St Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 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.
Stevens Street, SE1 Stevens Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sugar Lane, SE16 Sugar Lane is a location in London.
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.
Sweeney Crescent, SE1 Sweeney Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Tanner Street, SE1 Tanner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Globe Rope Walk, SE1 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 Willows, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Thetford House, SE1 Residential block
Thurland Road, SE16 Thurland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Tower Bridge Road, SE1 Tower Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Workshops, SE1 Tower Workshops is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Vauban Street, SE16 Vauban Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Wade House, SE1 Residential block
Wade House, SE1 Wade House is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Webb Street, SE1 Webb Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weightman House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wolseley Street, SE16 Wolseley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wood’s Place, SE1 Wood’s Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Woodmill Close, SE16 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.
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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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In the neighbourhood...

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The building with the canopy is Bridge House, George Row, Bermondsey, in 1926.
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Spa Road station was one of the first of London’s railway stations, built by the London & Greenwich Railway (later the South Eastern and Chatham railway) in 1836. Photo dates from around 1900.
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After starting out as a cottage industry, the blancmange manufacturers Pearce & Duff moved to Rouel Road; SE16 in 1890, to the site of a glue factory - Young & Co. The Pearce & Duff factory closed after a fire in the 1960s.
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