Wandering around as I am wont to do, I stumbled upon an old door in a wall.

Thinking that this rather fine old door is probably a bit of nice heritage that has been saved in an area that has plenty of little droplets of history among the modern, it caught my attention.

Noticing that the wall was quite short and that the area behind seemed open to the public, I pondered what lay behind the door.

Ah, another door! It’s a door in a wall that, thanks to the big hole in the wall for cars serves no purpose, but is retained anyway.

As it happens, there’s a small plaque on the door which explains that “This is a replica of the door which served the Old Limehouse, built around 1705 and demolished in 1935”

It adds that the “original door was donated to the Ragged School Museum”

That must be fairly recent though, as the wall is listed, and the listing says that the door is the original.

So there it is, a curiously fine replica door in the wall for no reason other than it caught someone’s fancy to keep a hint of the memory of what was once here.

You can find it on Three Colt Street, E14, near Dundee Wharf, so now you can show off your knowledge of curious bits of London to friends when out for a wander in the area.


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  1. Maurice says:

    Crazy place London.

  2. Marc says:

    We like this stuff – thanks Ian.

  3. Andrew Stevenson says:

    Wow again thank you, ALL this would be lost
    if you did not do it.


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