Building    To 1871

Swan Wharf & Swan Inn

In the 19th century Swan Wharf was the site of a brewery and public house 'Swan Inn', destroyed by fire in 1871.

The image, an 1878 photo by William Reid, shows the tower of All Saints behind.

The Picture source gives: "An early 19th-century malting stands on the bank of the River Thames next to Swan wharf, the coal wharf of Cramer Roberts & Co. The 15th century tower of All Saints' Church is visible over the roofs. January 01, 1878."

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Swan Wharf & Swan Inn

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Swan Wharf

This building stands on the site of Swan Wharf which in the nineteenth centur...

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Anthony Richard Petch

Anthony Richard Petch

Anthony Richard Petch was born on 22 August 1945 in East Appleton, North Yorkshire, a son of Hugh Herbert Petch (1914-1996) and Peggie Petch née Smith (1921-1979). His birth was registered in the 4...

Person, Commerce, Tragedy

1 memorial
Ritz Hotel

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Place, Commerce

1 memorial
Cornhill market

Cornhill market

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Event, Commerce

1 memorial
Thomas Davies

Thomas Davies

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Person, Commerce, Scotland

1 memorial
Pollock's toy theatre shop

Pollock's toy theatre shop

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Building, Children, Commerce, Theatre

1 memorial