Billingsgate fishmarket, Billingsgate Wharf, Lower Thames Street, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA15429
Artist/PhotographerPugin, Augustus Charles (c. 1769-1832)
Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1699
Image Date1808
ViewExterior
StyleGeorgian
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.e.315/1
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 9 NOTES: Billingsgate fishmarket was originally situated in the streets around Billingsgate Wharf and was officially established as a fishmarket by an Act of Parliament in 1698. The City Corporation moved the market off the streets in 1849 to a new building on the waterfront. This was demolished and replaced by an arcaded market hall in 1875.

Subject tags

riverside buildings, rivers, street scenes, markets, ships