Esoteric London

No. 1138: Orford Road, E17

Posted in Architectural, The Thames and its Tributaries by esotericlondon on July 9, 2014

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Orford Road, London, E17. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Cruchley’s London in 1865: A Handbook for Strangers – 1865:

BATTERSEA BRIDGE connects Chelsea with Battersea,- a deformed, dangerous, and hideous-looking structure of wood, well-known to every waterman who “feathers his oars with charming dexterity” on the once silvery Thames.

[The timber in the photograph above is not part of any of the bridges spanning the Thames but is part of the timber-​​framed Ancient House (formerly the White House) in Walthamstow Village. It dates from the 15th century, with a west wing rebuilt in the 16th. R.D.]

 

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