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Deptford from the New Cross Road

Deptford from the New Cross Road

Artist: Mathews, C.

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1840

Shelfmark: Additional MS 16945

Item number: f. 2

Length: 11

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Deptford from the New Cross Road showing the Royal Docks, the railway viaduct of the London and Croydon line and the parish church of St. Paul's in the background.

As the royal dockyard closest to London, Deptford was the headquarters of the administration of the navy from Tudor times onwards, and the focus of a populous community of shipyard workers.

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