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Plaque: Nancy's Steps

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Nancy's Steps
These steps and arch are surviving fragments of the 1831 London Bridge designed by John Rennie and built by his son Sir John Rennie.  The steps were the scene of the murder of Nancy in Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist.
Historic Southwark
 

The plaque has the facts wrong; in the novel Nancy is murdered in her house.  It is in the 1960 musical Oliver! that she is murdered at steps leading to London Bridge.  However the steps are mentioned in the novel as explained at Lost Industry.

Site: Nancy's Steps (1 memorial)

SE1, Montague Close

As you can see in our picture of the steps, by the time we got there, winter 2012, the plaque had gone missing.  So we are grateful to Monkeyboy69 for having got there in time.


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Nancy's Steps

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London Bridge

Four stone bridges have spanned the Thames at this point. The first was built...

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Nancy in Oliver Twist

Character created by Charles Dickens in his novel Oliver Twist, first publish...

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Charles Dickens

Born No. 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (where there is a museum). ...

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John Rennie

Engineer. Born Scotland. In 1791 he moved to London and set up his own busine...

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Sir John Rennie

Civil engineer. Born 27 Stamford Street.  In London, worked on Waterloo, Sout...

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Nancy's Steps

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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