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HISTORY

 

Transport

 
 

Southwark has taken a leading role in transport since the building of the Roman Bridge in the first Century AD.

Bridges

London Bridge - First Bridge across the river Thames and in the 12th Century the new stone London Bridge was one of the wonders of the modern world.

Roads

Road to Dover - with the road to York the 2 most important roads in the Kingdom

Coach Termini

The Coaching Inns of Southwark were an important part of London's economy from the 14th Century.

Shipping

After Billingsgate, Dowgate, and Queenhithe - the most important Docks in medieval London. Howland Dock - first purpose built dock in London Nicknamed the Larder of London in the 19th Century on account of the food stuffs imported here. Major shipping routes from Southwark.

Southwark was a major centre of ship building, repair and scapping - it was here, in Rotherhithe that the 'Fighting' Temeraire' was broken up.

Train

In 1836 the London - Greenwich line was the first train London in London and London Bridge station the first train terminus.

 

 

 

 
 
Page updated 12 Nov 2004
 
Prehistory
Roman
Medieval
Tudor
Ind. Rev.
Modern
Post-Modern
Panoramas
WALKS
Bermondsey
Rotherhithe
Blackfriars
LINKS
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Shipwright's Arms - Tooley Street

   
       
         
         

The Lost Industry of Southwark Project is supported by:

the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

Project Director- Kevin Flude

Email Kevin Flude. Cultural Heritage Resources

To find out more on Southwark visit the SOUTHWARK LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
& buy the excellent book by Leonard Riley entitled 'Southwark - an illustrated guide.'

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