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Old Houses In Bermondsey Street

Old Houses In Bermondsey Street

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 58

Length: 22.6

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"One cannot help speculating as to the origin of this singular group of houses, with their eight gables. Mr. Rendle, who was good enough to take pains - unfortunately fruitless - to glean something for me about the history of these houses, tells me that in the early part of this century, houses of this type were exceedingly common in the main thoroughfares and bye places of Southwark. They are good specimens of the houses of the time of Elizabeth and somewhat later; the frame of massive timber, else mere shells of lath and plaster; but though often out of shape and leaning in all directions, wonderfully durable."

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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