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Survey of London: Volume 25, St George's Fields (The Parishes of St. George the Martyr Southwark and St. Mary Newington)

Edited by Ida Darlington. A description of these two Surrey parishes, lying south of the Bankside area described in volume 22. It includes accounts of the Old Kent Road, the Imperial War Museum building (formerly Bethlem Hospital) and of St. George's Cathedral.

Survey of London. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1955.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Description of plates vii-xii
List of illustrations xiii-xv
Preface xvii-xviii
Index plan 94
Borough High Street, Blackman Street and Newington Causeway 1-8
Southwark Prisons 9-21
Suffolk Place and the Mint 22-25
The Church of St George the Martyr 26-38
St George's Fields: Formation of the roads 39-48
St George's Fields: Enclosure and development 49-64
St George's Fields: Charitable institutions 65-71
St George's Cathedral 72-75
Bethlem Hospital (Imperial War Museum) 76-80
The manor of Walworth and parish of St. Mary, Newington 81-90
The Church of St Mary, Newington 91-94
The Church of St Peter Walworth, Liverpool Grove and Trafalgar Street 95-98
St Agnes Church, St Agnes Place and Kennington Park Road and Gardens 99-100
Nonconformist Chapels in Walworth 101-104
The Trinity House Estate 105-116
New Kent Road 117-120
Tabard Street and the Old Kent Road 121-126
Appendix I: Plan of Walworth Manor, 1681 127-128
Appendix II: Established churches not described in the Survey 129
Appendix III: Listed buildings in Southwark 130
References 131-136
Index 137-150
Frontispiece: The Elephant and Castle, 1826 93
Plate 1: Plan of part of Borough High Street (c. 1542) and a fair scene 1
Plate 2: Half Moon Inn and Angel Place 2
Plate 3: Borough High Street, west side, 1903 3
Plate 4: Layton's Buildings and the Catherine Wheel Inn 4
Plate 5: The Marshalsea Prison 5
Plate 6: King's Bench Prison, Borough Road 6
Plate 7: King's Bench Prison and the British and Foreign School 7
Plate 8: Surrey County Gaol 8
Plate 9: Chimney piece now in Newington Sessions House 9
Plate 10: Section of Wyngaerde's map-view showing Suffolk Place, etc. 10
Plate 11: Harrow Street and Miniver Street 11
Plate 12: Plan of the Unicorn Inn, Blackman Street, 1678 12
Plate 13: Aerial view of Borough High Street, 1945 13
Plate 14: St. George's Church, 1827 14
Plate 15: St. George's Church, south-east view, 1941 15
Plate 16: St. George's Church, sections, 1951 16
Plate 17: St. George's Church, interior looking east, 1941 17
Plate 18: St. George's Church, ceiling, 1831 18
Plate 19: St. George's Church, ceiling, 1952 19
Plate 20: St. George's Church, pulpit and coat of arms 20
Plate 21: Suggested plan of new roads across St. George's Fields, 1768 21
Plate 22: Plan of St. George's Fields, 1788 22
Plate 23: Plan of St. George's Fields showing proposed lay-out, c. 1807 23
Plate 24: Plan of the Rules of the King's Bench Prison, 1822 24
Plate 25: Lord George Gordon, President of the Protestant Association 25
Plate 26: Plan of the Philanthropic Reform, St. George's Fields, 1794 26
Plate 27: Philanthropic Society's Chapel 27
Plate 28: St. George's Circus, east side, 1952 28
Plate 29: Elevations of Nos. 133-45 Blackfriars Road, Nos. 29-53 Lant Street, and Nos. 190-220 Southwark Bridge Road 29
Plate 30: The Surrey Theatre and Magdalen Hospital, 1812 30
Plate 31: School for the Indigent Blind, St. George's Fields, 1813 31
Plate 32: The Surrey Theatre, (1826) and School for the Indigent Blind (c.1835) 32
Plate 33: Chapel Place and Brune Place 33
Plate 34: Peabody Square model dwellings, Blackfriars Road, 1872 34
Plate 35: Nos. 105-121 St. George's Road, 1952 35
Plate 36: Part of Horwood's Map of London (1813) showing Bethlem Hospital. 36
Plate 37: The Dog and Duck, (1788) and the New Bethlem Hospital (1817) 37
Plate 38: Gandy's plan for Bethlem Hospital, 1810 38
Plate 39: General plan of Bethlem Hospital showing the improvements, 1838. 39
Plate 40: Imperial War Museum, portico, 1953 40
Plate 41: Cibber's figures of Melancholy and Raving Madness 41
Plate 42: Imperial War Museum, side view and obelisk 42
Plate 43: Nos. 29-36 West Square, east side, 1951 43
Plate 44: West Square 44
Plate 45: St. George's Cathedral, ruins, 1941 45
Plate 46: St. George's Cathedral, sketch, elevation, and plan by Pugin, 1839 46
Plate 47: St. George's Cathedral, the Sanctuary, 1936 47
Plate 48: St. George's Cathedral, monstrance and reliquary designed by Pugin 48
Plate 49: Plan of Walworth Manor, 1681 49
Plate 50: Newington Turnpike and Newington Butts 50
Plate 51: Fishmongers' Almshouses and Newington Causeway 51
Plate 52: Newington Butts 52
Plate 53: Part of Rocque's Map of 1755 showing Newington Butts. 53
Plate 54: St. Mary, Newington, Church, 1827 54
Plate 55: St Mary, Newington; memorial to Sir Hugh Brawne 55
Plate 56: Design for Surrey Square by Michael Searles, 1795 56
Plate 57: Surrey Square, 1951 57
Plate 58: Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, entrance and lake 58
Plate 59: Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall and the Manor House, Walworth 59
Plate 60: Plan of the Royal Surrey Gardens, 1872 60
Plate 61: No. 226 East Street, elevation, plan and details, 1953 61
Plate 62: St Peter's Church from the south-west, 1951 62
Plate 63: St. Peter's Church, staircase lobby, 1954 63
Plate 64: St. Peter's Church, designs of [Sir] John Soane, 1822 64
Plate 65: St. Peter's Church, west front and south side, 1951 65
Plate 66: St. Peter's Church, designs of [Sir] John Soane, 1822 66
Plate 67: St. Peter's Church, ground plan by [Sir] John Soane, 1822 67
Plate 68: St. Peter's Church, from the south-east, 1951 68
Plate 69: St. Peter's Church, general view of interior looking east, 1954 69
Plate 70: Church Plate; St. Mary Newington and St. Peter Walworth 70
Plate 71: Church Plate; St. George the Martyr and Holy Trinity Newington 71
Plate 72: Kennington Park Road doorways 72
Plate 73: Trinity Church Square 73