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Plaque: First Blackfriars Station
War Memorial

Erection date: 22/11/2007


SER Blackfriars Station
This is the entrance to the former Blackfriars Station. Commenced by the Charing Cross Railway Co. on its line from London Bridge to Charing Cross, it was taken over by the South Eastern Railway Co. before opening in January 1864. Closure came five years later when the South Eastern Railway opened its Waterloo Station (now Waterloo East).

The glazed brick bridge abutments show evidence of bomb damage from the Blitz of 1940 and a V2 rocket in December 1944. Buildings in the surrounding area were damaged beyond repair, including The Ring boxing arena, formerly the Surrey Chapel, on the site of 197 Blackfriars Road.

Restoration of the bridge and station entrance in 2005 was funded by Blackfriars Investment and Royal London, Cross River Partnership, Network Rail, Railway Heritage Trust and Southwark Council.
{The emblem is that of the SER.} 

Site: First Blackfriars Station (1 memorial)

SE1, Blackfriars Road, Palastra House

You can see part of the old entrance to the left of our picture. To the right is Palastra House, the site of The Ring.

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The Ring / Surrey Chapel / Rowland Hill's Chapel

On the site now occupied by TfL's Palastre House.  Built in fields as an octa...

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The Blitz

During WW2 Britain came under heavy bombing from Germany for 8 months, 1940-1...

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V1 and V2 rockets

The V1 and V2 rockets were developed as a reaction to the heavy allied bombin...

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World War 2

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Charing Cross Railway Company

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First Blackfriars Station

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Network Rail

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Southwark Council

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

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