Wapping (2)

The rest of my tour of the sights of Wapping included:-

Phoenix Wharf, one of the best preserved of the riverside warehouses, less poshed up and neo-Victorianised than the others.   It turns out that it was designed by Sidney Smirke RA, the architect of our exhibition galleries, in 1840:-

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A nice Victorian tenement block just north of Wapping High Street on Brewhouse Lane:-

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I’ve always admired Wapping Pier Head, the original entrance to London dock, with its Regency houses:-

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There’s the tower of St. John, designed by Joel Johnson in 1756, and next door St. John’s Old School, erected by subscription in 1760:-

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Further north is the Anglo-Catholic stronghold of St. Peter’s, Wapping Lane, as high now as when it was built:-

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And just north of it, the original Raine’s Foundation School founded by Henry Raine who owned a brewery in Wapping, opening the Lower School in 1719:-

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