Blackfriars Road, Borough, 1977

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Blackfriars Road was laid out in 1769 as an approach to the newly built Blackfriars Bridge, and there are few boulevards as grand anywhere in London.

The City hoped that the new bridge and roads would stimulate and sustain a new middle-class suburb.

This happened initially but did not last as later developers built smaller homes more suitable to the increasingly working-class population.

More recently space was given over to industry rather than housing.

The houses shown here, numbers 74 to 89, are on the west side and were built c.1800.