Locality and Region Seminar - 22 January 2019

22 January, 2019 - 17:15
IHR, Room 304
London Bridge

We hope you will join us for the next Locality and Region seminar on 22 January 2019.

Street history: London Bridge and Monserrat Road

Dr Dorian Gerhold

Dorian Gerhold will examine methods of investigating the history of a street and the potential gains from doing so, drawing on two very different case studies.  London Bridge was not only one of London’s most important routes but also a major shopping street.  It was lined by houses from the early 13th century to about 1760, and the houses and their tenants are well recorded in the records of the Bridge House, which maintained the bridge.  Montserrat Road, Putney, is an unremarkable suburban street of the 1880s, half consisting of detached and semi-detached houses built by a single builder and half consisting of terraced houses put up by seven different builders.  It has undergone several social and physical changes which reflect wider London trends, including the subdivision of houses from the 1920s to the 1970s and their re-conversion into large family houses from the 1970s.

 

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