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The Thames and Angel Tavern.

The Thames and Angel Tavern.
The Thames and Angel Tavern.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW0711
Description: The Angel at Rotherhithe. In the 15th century, a guesthouse stood on the site, built by the monks of Bermondsey Priory and was known as the Salutation after the angel’s greeting to the Virgin Mary. After the reformation, the name of the tavern was changed to The Angell after William Angell, the local lord of the manor. In the 17th century, Samuel Pepys was a frequent visitor during assignations with his lover Mrs Bagwell, who lived nearby. The present building dates from the early 19th century. Wyllie’s etching shows the tavern at the end of the 19th century and built out on piles over the river. It is seen across a muddy foreshore on which lighters and barges are beached.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie (artist)
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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