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St Mary Overy's Dock

St Mary Overy's Dock

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 57

Length: 22.6

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"'The Dock,' says Mr. Rendle (p. 203), 'exists in the very earliest maps.... It was generally neglected and a nuisance, and must have been very much larger than we have known it to be.' None of the houses shown in the photograph are of any great age, but altogether this is a quaint and intersting nook of old London. The flat-headed doorway to the spectator's left, adjoining one with a round head, is, little as it looks like it, a busy thoroughfare for pedestrians, unless a low swing-door is to be understood as reserving private rights. The passage, turning to the left through the houses, leads to Clink Street."

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

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