Lambeth Palace & St Mary’s Church, Bradshaw’s HandBook, no.103

The last post promised Lambeth Palace and St Mary’s Church, but I stopped at the gates – now I enter!
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The Royal Doulton Factory in Lambeth

The Royal Doulton Factory building in Lambeth is startling. Now known as Southbank House the building dates from 1876-78, designed by Robert Stark Wilkinson

The Royal Doulton Factory

The Royal Doulton Factory

The tympanum depicts a seated Henry Doulton showing off his wares to potential buyers, with his two leading artists – George Tinworth (middle) and Hannah Bolton Barlow.

The Tinworth Tympanum at the Royal Doulton Factory

The Tinworth Tympanum at the Royal Doulton Factory

Tiles on the Royal Doulton Factory

Tiles on the Royal Doulton Factory

The Royal Doulton Factory

The Royal Doulton Factory

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A detailed article on the building

 

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Lambeth Palace, Bradshaw’s Hand Book, no.102

‘From Bethlehem Hospital the road leads direct through Church Street to old Lambeth Church and Palace. To the left are some narrow streets, now traversed by the viaduct of the South Western Railway, and worth looking at as vestiges of the old riverside habitations.’.. says Bradshaw in 1862. Continue reading

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Great St Barts

I spent a brief hour in this amazing, atmospheric, ancient building – the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, founded in 1123 and probably London’s oldest church, described as ‘..the most important C12 monument in London…’ by Pevsner. Continue reading

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Two churches in Kennington

While I was in Kennington Park area I also visited two churches close to the Park. St Mark’s Church was built on Kennington Park Road in 1824, one of four churches built to celebrate Wellington’s victory at Waterloo. The church was bombed in WWII and only the façade and cupola remain from the original building. Continue reading

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Kennington Common, Bradshaw’s Hand Book (No.101)

Bradshaw says ‘..The Kennington Road, leading to Kennington Common and the southern suburbs, is a spacious well-inhabited thoroughfare, with some neat squares and terraces adjoining.’ We have visited some of the squares and terraces and today, a dull day in London, I visited Kennington Common. Continue reading

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Southwark Park

Southwark Park opened in 1869, designed by Alexander MacKenzie and covering 63 acres. Previous to this the land was in the Manor of Rotherhithe, owned by the Lord of the Manor, Sir William Gomm, and used for farming. I visited on two rather gloomy days and found a beautiful, and unexpected area opposite the Surrey Quays Shopping Complex. Continue reading

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Belair Park

I visited Belair Park in Dulwich, South East London, after a rather disappointing visit to a nearby garden. Continue reading

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The Waterlink Way

The Waterlink Way is an 8 mile (12 km) path between Sydenham and the Thames, and it can be walked or cycled. (Large scale map.)

Waterlink Way

A walk along the Ravensbourne River is also the Waterlink Way until the middle of the River Pool Linear Park where the River Pool meets the Ravensbourne. At this point the Waterlink Way continues along the River Pool to Lower Sydenham. The river continues just beyond Elmers End railway station and is c.3 miles in length – I have not yet walked to the source but here is someone who did.

The confluence of the Pool and Ravensbourne Rivers

The confluence of the Pool and Ravensbourne Rivers

The River Pool Linear Park

The River Pool Linear Park

The River Pool Linear Park

The River Pool Linear Park

The River Pool

The River Pool

The River Pool Linear Park

The River Pool Linear Park, just before the main road in Sydenham

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The Ravensbourne River, Bellingham Station to Bromley South Station

Southend Pond in front of Homebase (on the Bromley Road) is, I believe, a dam on the Ravensbourne River. From old photographs it seems it was bigger in the past – big enough for boating! The pond was originally the millpond for Upper Millon the corner of Beckenham Hill Road. The millpond was also used for watering the horses of those using the pub. Continue reading

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