The relocation of a great house Richard III knew well….


Crosby Hall (Image: Abravelle/ Wikipedia Commons)

This great house was never built next to the Thames at Chelsea, but now it stands right on the riverbank. It originally stood in Bishopsgate, London, from where it was moved brick by brick at the beginning of the 20th century. It was first erected in 1466 by Sir John Crosby., and is now a private dwelling.

“….In 1483….it was taken over by the Earl of Gloucester (who would become King Richard III)….” Oops. Richard’s been demoted!


1 comment

  1. A splendid house – I was lucky enough join a group trip about ten years ago. But I do find it difficult to equate with the old black and white timber framed building shown in the early 1900’s photograph…

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