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Near Brockley

Near Brockley

Artist: Jacobs, J

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1841

Shelfmark: Additional MS 31331

Item number: f.6

Length: 20.4

Width: 28.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This image was made in the early part of the 19th century, before Brockley developed from a small village on the outskirts of London into a built-up, industrialised component of the city itself. In 1809, the Croydon Canal was built through the area, followed in 1836 by railway tracks running parallel to it. In the 1850s, Lewisham Way was developed to south and west of the town. By the late-19th century, Brockley was home to rich factory owners and poor factory workers alike.

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