MINT STREET.

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kiwi
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MINT STREET.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:18 am

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Lodging Hse,2 Mint St.
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1840. Southwark Mint Street workhouse, c.1910.

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Re: MINT STREET.

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:59 pm

Mint Street -

Mint Street was named appropriately after the Mint which was authorised by King Henry VIII and set up in Suffolk Place in about 1543. Suffolk Place being a mansion on the west side of Borough High Street.
Again in Mint Street in 1729 a new brick building for receiving and employing the poor of the parish was constructed. It opened at Christmas of that year and was The Workhouse. A further building was opened in 1872 and further additions were made in 1844 and 1859 to home some 624 inmates.
Nothing much seems to have changed in Mint Street in the recent few years. The buildings on the right as we reach Weller Street may well have been shops, or perhaps a pub and in the distance the Peabody Trust Building, Douglas Buildings (1886) still stands.
A record of this area was created in the diaries of John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys and the poverty of the area in the novels by Charles Dickens.

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Re: MINT STREET.

Postby kiwi » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:02 am

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Re: MINT STREET.

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:53 am

The house on the left (PICTURE ONE) became the vicarage and the remaining houses were converted into a Mission Hall. At the end of the street is the rear of the Evelina Hospital and the building on the right is the front of the Workhouse.
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MINT STREET (1)
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The row of houses are still standing with added loft extensions and is now residential 2015

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Re: MINT STREET.

Postby kiwi » Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 pm

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MINT STREET 1840
The three blocks are now called the Marshalsea Estate..jpg
The three blocks are now called the Marshalsea Estate. 2016.


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