London Bridge Buildings (N)

These are models of buildings around London Bridge Station as they were around 1982. They have all been scratch built by Grahame Hedges for his new home layout, mainly out of card.

This is the road junction looking northwest towards London Bridge and the Thames, with from left to right – Southwark Cathedral, Bank Chambers, Bridge House, Hibernia Wharf, No.1 London Bridge and Colechurch House. The curved foreground space is the location for a central part of the viaduct, known as Findlaters Corner, linking two rail bridges, one over Borough High Street towards Waterloo and the other over Station Approach to London Bridge Station.
On the left is an old warehouse on the corner of Holyrood Street and Magdalen Street. The building has now been partially incorporated in to a modern apartment complex but was a building site in the 70s and 80s. On the right is a more modern warehouse that was once David Lloyd Pigott and Co who were an important tea and coffee merchants for over 200 years. More recently the name has been removed and the building cleaned up and left vacant.

#1 London bridge on left, St. Olafs House (now part of London Bridge Hospital) centre
This small row of three 4-storey shops was demolished around ten years ago and replaced with a pretty nondescript modern structure that is set further back from the road to allow for the new railway bridge (over Borough High Street) to pass in front.
This modern looking structure, 5 London Bridge Street, supported part of the tall tower block ‘New London Bridge House’, at the far-right end but both have now been demolished to make way for the ‘Baby Shard’. The model has a cardboard carcass clad with plain plasticard sheet that has had the panel lines scored on.
The Shipwrights Arms, here viewed from behind as it will be seen on the layout, is the only traditional pub left in the London Bridge area of Tooley Street. It is a grade II listed building which afforded it some protection.
Train shed wall
29-33 Tooley St. on left, Dominion House on right.