Hopton’s Almshouses in Southwark photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on 24th July 2015

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The almshouses still house residents of Southwark. A remarkable enclave of peace next to what was Bankside Power Station (now Tate Modern). The almshouses were built in the first half of the 18th Century for the deserving poor of Southwark.

Remarkable survivor in what was a largely industrial area of Southwark - until gentrification in the late 20th Century.

Remarkable survivor in what was a largely industrial area of Southwark – until gentrification in the late 20th Century.

Note in the background the scaffolding of the building site adjacent to Tate Modern (Gilbert Scott’s wonderful Bankside Power Station – as was – now a  noisy ‘zoo’ for tourists!)

The plaque describing the history of 'Hopton's Almshouses'

The plaque describing the history of ‘Hopton’s Almshouses’

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