Plaque

London Bridge roadway

Inscription

This churchyard formed part of the roadway approach to Old London Bridge, 1176 - 1831.
The Corporation of the City of London 

Site: London Bridge roadway (2 memorials)

EC3, Lower Thames Street, St Magnus the Martyr

The main route to the Old London Bridge used to be down Fish Street Hill and past this church.  As the bridge became busier it was found necessary to cut an archway through the tower of the church to ease access for pedestrians. Historic UK have a good picture of the site in use. Eventually the bridge was rebuilt a little up-stream (to the west) so, in 1831, the church gained some of the old, disused roadway, and some much-deserved peace.

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London Bridge roadway

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London Bridge

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

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
London Bridge roadway

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Corporation of the City of London

The municipal governing body of the City of London. Officially the 'Mayor and...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
London Bridge roadway

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London Bridge stones at St Magnus the Martyr

London Bridge stones at St Magnus the Martyr

These large chunks of old masonry are in the small courtyard to the west of t...

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