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London Houses and Building Works, 1831

London Houses and Building Works, 1831

Artist: Scharf, George senior

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1831

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36489A

Item number: f53

Length: 23

Width: 13.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil drawing depicts building work being carried out near St Michael's church in Crooked Lane.

St Michael's 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 was demolished because of this new development; its parishioners joined those of St Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street. The last church service at St Michael's took place on March 20th 1831.

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