Rotherhithe, SE16

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Rotherhithe, SE16

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2019

A street within the SE16 postcode




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Abbeyfield Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abbeyfield Road, SE16 Abbeyfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ablett Street, SE16 Ablett Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Agatha Close, E1W Agatha Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Albatross Way, SE16 Albatross Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Albert Gardens, E1 Albert Gardens, an almost intact late-Georgian residential square.
Albion Street, SE16 Albion Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Alpine Road, SE16 Alpine Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Angel Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ann Moss Way, SE16 Ann Moss Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Arbour Square, E1 Arbour Square is a late Georgian square in Stepney.
Aspinden Road, SE16 Aspinden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Barnado Street, E1 Dr Thomas John Barnardo founded a boy’s orphanage in Stepney Causeway.
Barnardo Gardens, E1 Barnardo Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Barnardo Street, E1 Barnardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Basque Court, SE16 Basque Court is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Benson Quay, E1W Benson Quay is a road in the E1W postcode area
Benwick Close, SE16 Benwick Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bermondsey Trading Estate, SE16 Bermondsey Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bolina Road, SE16 Bolina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bower Street, E1 Bower Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bradley House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Bray Crescent, SE16 Bray Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Brewhouse Lane, E1W Brewhouse Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Bridewell Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Brodlove Lane, E1W Brodlove Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Bromehead Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Brunel Road, SE16 Brunel Road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel which the engineer Marc Isambard Brunel built.
Burwell Close, E1 Burwell Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bush Road, SE8 Bush Road is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Cable Street, E1 Cable Street was the site of the manufacture of ropes.
Cable Street, E1W Cable Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Canada Street, SE16 Canada Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Canon Beck Road, SE16 Canon Beck Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Canute Gardens, SE16 Canute Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Chapman Street, E1 Chapman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chester Court, SE8 Chester Court is a road in the SE8 postcode area
China Hall Mews, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Choppins Court, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Christopher Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Cinnamon Street, E1W Cinnamon Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
City Business Centre, SE16 City Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clack Street, SE16 Clack Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Clarence Mews, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Clave Street, E1W Clave Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Clearbrook Way, E1 Clearbrook Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Clegg Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cobblestone Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Concorde Way, SE16 Concorde Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cookham Crescent, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Cope Street, SE16 Cope Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Corbetts Lane, SE16 Corbetts Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Corbetts Passage, SE16 Corbetts Passage is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cornwall Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cottle Lane, SE16 Cottle Lane is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Crane Mead, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Cranswick Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Credon Road, SE16 Credon Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Culling Road, SE16 Culling Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Deal Porters Walk, SE16 Deal Porters Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Deal Porters Way, SE16 Deal Porters Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Deancross Street, E1 Deancross Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Debnams Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Delaford Road, SE16 Delaford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Dellow Street, E1 Dellow Street was once Blue Gate Fields.
Devonport Street, E1 Devonport Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Dilston Grove, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dock Offices, SE16 Dock Offices is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Dunch Street, E1 Dunch Street is a street in
Eleanor Close, SE16 Eleanor Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Elephant Lane, SE16 Elephant Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Elf Row, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Enterprise Industrial Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Eugenia Road, SE16 Eugenia Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fairmont House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fairmount House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Farthing Fields, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Frankland Close, SE16 Frankland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fulford Street, SE16 Fulford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Garnet Street, E1W Garnet Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Garter Way, SE16 Garter Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Glamis Place, E1W Glamis Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Glamis Road, E1W Glamis Road is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Glasshouse Fields, E1W Glasshouse Fields is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Globe Stairs, SE16 Globe Stairs is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Goldsworthy Gardens, SE16 Goldsworthy Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gomm Road, SE16 Gomm Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Gun Wharf, E3 Gun Wharf is a road in the E3 postcode area
Gun Wharf, E9 Gun Wharf is a road in the E9 postcode area
Hainton Close, E1 Hainton Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hardinge Lane, E1 Hardinge Lane is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hardinge Street, E1 Hardinge Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hatteraick Road, SE16 Hatteraick Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Havering Street, E1 Havering Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hawkstone Road, SE16 Hawkstone Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Heckford Street Business Centre, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Heckford Street, E1W Heckford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Henley Close, SE16 Henley Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Hilliards Court, E1W Hilliards Court is a road in the E1W postcode area
Hothfield Place, SE16 Hothfield Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Ilderton Road, SE16 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Inglefield Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Ironside Close, SE16 Ironside Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Island Road, SE16 Island Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
James Voller Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Jarrow Road, SE16 Jarrow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Jewel Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
John Rennie Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Johnson Street, E1 Johnson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Katherine Close, SE16 Katherine Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Kenning Street, SE16 Kenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Kinburn Street, SE16 Kinburn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
King Charles Terrace, E1W King Charles Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
King David Lane, E1 King David Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
King Henry Terrace, E1W King Henry Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
King Henry’s Stairs, E1W King Henry’s Stairs lead down to King Henry’s Wharf.
King Stairs Close, SE16 King Stairs Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Kingsley Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Lady Gomm House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Leather Road, SE16 Leather Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Leydon Close, SE16 Leydon Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lower Road, SE16 Lower Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lowood Street, E1 Lowood Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Lukin Street, E1 Lukin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Luxford Street, SE16 Luxford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Martha Street, E1 Martha Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Mayflower Street, SE16 Mayflower Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Metropolitan Wharf Building, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Metropolitan Wharf, E1W Metropolitan Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Milk Yard, E1W Milk Yard is a road in the E1W postcode area
Millender Walk, SE16 Millender Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Montpelier Place, E1 Montpelier Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Monza Street, E1W Monza Street lies south of the Shadwell Basin.
Moodkee Street, SE16 Moodkee Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Morris Street, E1 Morris Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Morton Close, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Needleman Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Nelldale Road, SE16 Nelldale Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Neptune Street, SE16 Neptune Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
New Crane Place, E1W New Crane Place is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
New Crane Stairs, E1W New Crane Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
New Crane Wharf, E1W New Crane Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Newlands Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Old Church Road, E1 Old Church Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Oldfield Grove, SE16 Oldfield Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Oldfield Grove, SE8 Oldfield Grove is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Orange Place, SE16 Orange Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Park Approach, SE16 Park Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Peartree Lane, E1W Peartree Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Pedworth Gardens, SE16 Pedworth Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Pelican Stairs, E1W Pelican Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Penang Street, E1W Penang Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Pinchin Johnsons Yard, E1 Pinchin Johnsons Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pique Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Poolmans Street, SE16 Poolmans Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Princes Court Business Centre, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Princes Riverside Road, SE16 Princes Riverside Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Princess Court Business Park, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Prospecourt Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Prospect Place, E1W Prospect Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Province Drive, SE16 Province Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Prusom Street, E1W Prusom Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Queen Victoria Terrace, E1W Queen Victoria Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Railway Arches, E1 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Avenue, SE16 Railway Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Raine Street, E1W Raine Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Raymouth Road, SE16 Raymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Reculver Road, SE16 Reculver Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Redcastle Close, E1 Redcastle Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Redcastle Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Renforth Street, SE16 Renforth Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rennie Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Risdon Street, SE16 Risdon Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Riverside Mansions, E1W Riverside Mansions is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Ronald Street, E1 Ronald Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Rotherhith Street, SE16 Rotherhith Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rotherhithe Business Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 Rotherhithe New Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Old Road, SE16 Rotherhithe Old Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Street, E1W Rotherhithe Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Rotherhithe Street, SE16 Rotherhithe Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach Road, SE16 Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rotherhithe Tunnel, E1W Rotherhithe Tunnel is a road in the E1W postcode area
Rotherhithe Tunnel, SE16 Rotherhithe Tunnel is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rotherithe New Road, SE16 Rotherithe New Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rum Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Rupack Street, SE16 Rupack Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Sage Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Saint Marychurch Street, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Saint Olav’s Square, SE16 Saint Olav’s Square is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Schoolhouse Lane, E1W Schoolhouse Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Shadwell Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shadwell Pierhead, E1W Shadwell Pierhead is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Shadwell Place, E1 Shadwell Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Silwood Street, SE16 Silwood Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Sketchley Gardens, SE16 Sketchley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Slippers Place, SE16 Slippers Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Smith Close, SE16 Smith Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Solander Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Somerfield Street, SE16 Somerfield Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Somerfield Street, SE8 Somerfield Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Sovereign Close, E1W Sovereign Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
St Marychurch Street, SE16 St Marychurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Olaves Court, SE16 St Olaves Court is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Olavs Square, SE16 St Olavs Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St. Helena Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Marychurch Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Olavs Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Star Street, E1 Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.
Stepney Causeway, E1 Stepney Causeway is a road in the E1 postcode area
Summercourt Road, E1 Summercourt Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Surrey Quays Road, SE16 Surrey Quays Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, SE16 Surrey Quays Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Sutton Street, E1 Sutton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Swan Road, SE16 Swan Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Tarbert Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tarling Street, E1 Tarling Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Tawny Way, SE16 Tawny Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Temeraire Street, SE16 Temeraire Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Thames Path, SE16 Thames Path is a road in the SE16 postcode area
The Highway Ap. 10, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
The Highway, E1W The Highway was once the Ratcliffe Highway.
Timberland Road, E1 Timberland Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Tower Hamlets, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Trading Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Trafalgar Court, E1W Trafalgar Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Trundleys Terrace, SE16 Trundleys Terrace is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Trundleys Terrace, SE8 Trundleys Terrace is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Tudor Court, SE16 Tudor Court is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Twine Court, E1 Twine Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Unit 7, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Wapping Lane, E1W Wapping Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Wapping New Stairs, E1W Wapping New Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wapping Wall, E1W Wapping Wall runs parallel to the northern bank of the Thames with many converted warehouses facing the river.
Warndon Street, SE16 Warndon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Water Gardens Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Watney Market, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Watney Street, E1 Watney Street is the location for a famed East End street market.
West Gardens, E1W West Gardens is a road in the E1W postcode area
Western Place, SE16 Western Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Windrose Close, SE16 Windrose Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Wine Close, E1W Wine Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wolfe Crescent, SE16 Wolfe Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Woodland Crescent, SE16 Woodland Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area


Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe is located on a peninsula on the south bank of the Thames, facing Wapping and the Isle of Dogs.

It has been a port since the 12th century or earlier, and a shipyard since Elizabethan times. It was the site from which the Mayflower set off on part of its journey to carry the Pilgrim Fathers to Virginia in 1620. The ship's captain, Christopher Jones, lived in Rotherhithe and was buried there in 1622.

The name 'Rotherhithe' derives from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "landing-place for cattle". The first recorded use of the name was in about 1105. In the past Rotherhithe was also known as Redriff until the early 19th century. Redriff was the fictional birthplace of Jonathan Swift's character Lemuel Gulliver.

Edward III had a palace at Rotherhithe and in 1412 Henry IV stayed in the area 'whilst he was cured of leprosy'. It was hoped the sea air would help his complaint. He arrived by river, sailing down the Thames from the Palace of Westminster to Rotherhithe.

The village of Rotherhithe has had a close relationship with the sea. Throughout history it was a favourite home for many seafarers, such as Captain Christopher Jones of The Mayflower, and had a fine tradition of shipbuilding. Two local Master Mariners, Peter Hills and Robert Booth, founded a school to help the children of destitute sailors in 1613.

Rotherhithe became home to shipbuilders. Some of the first steamships were built in Rotherhithe and the first iron ship, the Aaron Manby, was constructed in the local shipyards. Rotherhithe was also home to many associated industries, for example iron works and gun powder manufacturers. The names of the local docks reflect the days gone by, Greenland Dock is a reminder that whalers used to be based there. The dock was called Howland Great Wet Dock from its foundation in 1693 until 1763 and was the largest commercial dock in the western world at the time, able to handle 120 merchant ships. It was the major whaling base in London until the trade died in the 1840s, after which it was used for the importation of timber.

Improving transport saw the population of Rotherhithe rise. In 1801 it housed 10,296, a century later it was home to 38,424. The housing tended to be mixed - the rich enjoyed comfortable housing whilst the poor endured the very worst.

Because much of the former Surrey Docks had strong trade links to Scandinavia and the Baltic region the area is still home to a striving Scandinavian community. Originally established as seafarers' missions, Rotherhithe is home to a Norwegian, a Finnish and a Swedish church.

The docks were closed and largely filled in during the 1980s, and have now been replaced by modern housing and commercial facilities, but Rotherhithe retains much of its character and its maritime heritage. The largest surviving dock on the south bank, Greenland Dock, is the focal point for the southern part of the district, while there are many preserved wharves along the riverside at the north end of Rotherhithe. St Mary's Church is at the centre of the old Rotherhithe village, which contains various historic buildings including the Brunel Engine House at the south end of the Thames Tunnel.

Rotherhithe station was originally opened on 7 December 1869 when the first section of the East London Railway was opened, running through the Thames Tunnel. On 1 October 1884, the Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways began running services along the East London Railway, which called at Rotherhithe. It was served by electric passenger trains from 31 March 1913, when the line was electrified. Steam-hauled goods trains from Liverpool Street station continued to pass through until April 1966. The station was closed between 1995 and 1998 due to repair work on the Thames Tunnel and from 22 December 2007 to 27 April 2010 for the extension of the East London Line. The station re-opened on 23 May 2010 on the London Overground.
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