Tuesday 24 May 2011 1.45pm
The name originally covered what is now Borough High Street
and the very immediate area around it. That's all there was then, and it was called Long Southwark. It included the Cathedral and market.
That's interesting. I'm guessing, then, that "London Bridge" in those days was a term just used to describe the actual bridge, rather than the area around it. I wonder when that changed, and London Bridge became an area. (Quite possibly when ye firste Estayte Aygente set up on BHS).
I'd not heard of "Long Southwark" before. Do you mean that the same area was called both LS and Borough at the same time? Would I be right to assume that in those days "Southwark" was a bigger area, covering what we now break down into Bankside, Borough, Ldn Bridge, etc? (I'm guessing that the answer to this is "Yes", given that it would cover the Cathedral as well as The Globe)
(I don't necessarily expect that you'll know any/all of the answers, beetroot, but if anyone did know, than I'd be interested to hear. Thanks)
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