Limehouse

In wandering round Limehouse this morning, I found my way into Roy Square (originally named after its developer and now coyly called The Watergarden), another of the early examples of docklands housing, designed by Ian Ritchie in 1986.   It wasn’t helped by being used for the displacement of tenants from the Barleymow Estate five years later:-

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I admired the Barleymow Estate (called Barleymow because it occupies the site of the original 1730 Taylor Walker brewery) as seen across the false hill of Ropemaker’s Fields:-

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I was intrigued by the angel and blue columns on the house at the corner of Three Colt Street:-

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And I ended up looking at the original gate to West India Dock (it looks as if it needs a haircut):

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