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Sparricks Row, Great Maze Pond.

Sparricks Row, Great Maze Pond.
Sparricks Row, Great Maze Pond.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1577
Description: Sparricks Row was situated just off of Great Maze Pond, a road in Southwark. Although the nearby docks and wharves provided work for the people of Southwark, it was casual labour and badly paid leading to local poverty. People could not afford to rent decent housing. By the late 19th century living conditions were awful. There were known examples of 9 people living in one room and one tap serving 25 houses with no sanitation.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1936-01
Credit line: Southwark Library Collection
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