TQ3881 : Bromley: St Leonard's Road

taken 11 years ago, near to Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Bromley: St Leonard's Road
Bromley: St Leonard's Road
This image demonstrates the contrast between one of the few surviving blocks of the original Victorian housing in Poplar, and modern-day architects' attempts to replicate the style, meet the demands of the planning department of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and to provide houses suitable for modern living.

The newer houses have the same design of archways, sash windows, and window lintels, while the roof parapet line has been retained at the same height, but note how the high ceilings in the rooms in the older houses must have been shortened in the newer properties as evidenced by the lower first floor windows, while partially hidden away behind the parapet of the newer houses are dormer windows indicating how the lower first floor has enabled the addition of a second floor in them.

The old houses on the left are certainly shown on the Ordnance Survey map edition of 1869.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 380 815 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9443N 0:0.6936W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 381 815
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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