Industrial Buildings

Railway Viaduct
Edward Place and Crossfield Street
Grade II
Built between 1833 and 1836 for the London and Greenwich Railway, this viaduct carried the first passenger railway in London and is one of the first major achievements of railway engineering in Britain. The viaduct is over five kilometres long and is built from yellow-grey bricks. Each arch is 20 feet from centre to centre and 22 feet high.

Ladywell Water Tower
Rushey Mead
Grade II
The tower was built between1898-1900 to a design by Ernest Newman, the founder of the Art Workers Guild. The tower supplied St Olaves Union, which was built to house the aged and infirm of Southwark, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe - a new development from the workhouses. The water tower had a well 120 feet deep from which water was drawn to supply the laundry and local houses.

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