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Building Work In The City, London, 1830

Building Work In The City, London, 1830

Artist: Scharf, George senior

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1830

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36489A

Item number: f51

Length: 22.8

Width: 13.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This drawing illustrates the major construction work that occurred in the city in 1830.

The buildings in this drawing lay close to the site of "New London Bridge", which was soon to be completed in 1831. The bridge was designed and built by John Rennie and replaced an older structure that had spanned the River Thames for six centuries. St Michael's Church, which stood nearby in Crooked Lane, was destroyed as part of the new development; its parishoners joined those of St Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street.

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