Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
The Rocque map reference is:
Interestingly, the detail of the map does not put the stairs directly across from Old Swan Lane.
Another map, drawn 1658, with a boat waiting at Old Swan. http://www.oldlondonmaps.com/newcourtpages/newc...
Swan Stairs, or, The Old Swan, Upper Thames Street, a celebrated landing-place on the Middlesex side of the river Thames, a little "above bridge," where people used to land and walk to the other side of old London Bridge, rather than run the risk of what was called "shooting the bridge." In 1441, when the Duchess of Gloucester did penance at Christchurch by Aldgate, she landed at these stairs and walked the rest of the way.---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.
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