Blackfriars Road

Blackfriars Road

Blackfriars Road is a road in Southwark, SE1. It runs between St George's Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London. Halfway up on the west side is Southwark tube station, on the corner with The Cut. Opposite is the new building of the London Development Agency at No 197.

The road forms part of the A201. The road adjoins Stamford Street and Southwark Street at the northern end. Originally known as Surrey Street, the road was built in the 1760s as the south approach to Blackfriars Bridge, and was laid out by the bridge surveyor, Robert Mylne. [Ward, Robert (2007) "The Man Who Buried Nelson: The Surprising Life of Robert Mylne". London: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 978-0752439228. p.76]

References

See also

* Blackfriars Road railway station (1864-1868)
* Blackfriars station
* A201 road
* Surrey Chapel

External links

* [http://www.lda.gov.uk/ London Development Agency website]


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