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:-
A nice Victorian tenement block just north of Wapping High Street on Brewhouse Lane:-
I’ve always admired Wapping Pier Head, the original entrance to London dock, with its Regency houses:-
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:-
Further north is the Anglo-Catholic stronghold of St. Peter’s, Wapping Lane, as high now as when it was built:-
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:-
2 thoughts on “Wapping (2)”
didn’t david owen once live in wapping pier head?
Before Narrow Street ?