Nonsuch House completed 1579, Old London Bridge
There was growing alarm at the rate that old London was being demolished. Medieval (and older) buildings were being knocked down.
According to Alfred Marks, the Honorary Secretary, the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, was formed by a few friends who wanted to record the Oxford Arms Inn which was under threat to be demolished to allow the expansion of nearby Old Bailey. The availabilty of the ‘photographic views’ was publicised through a letter to The Times and as the project was well received, it was found practical to continue the series. In all twelve issues were produced over twelve years from 1875, comprising a total of 120 photographs.
Photos of old London, Spitalfields area
A couple of people have said this is where the character Sherlock Holmes lived. In fact he didn’t. Spitalfields is E1, Sherlock Holmes lived in NW1 and it was a very high class residential area