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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Eltham Palace Bridge
This is one of the oldest in tact bridges in London.
Location: Court Yard, Eltham Palace, Eltham
Description: This bridge over the North part of the spectacular Eltham Palace moat is over 500 years old and still looks remarkable.
This medieval bridge built in the late 15th century has been Grade 1 listed since 1973 by English Heritage.
To get technical, English Heritage state that it consists of four 4-centred arches with stone-faced sides. Double stone ribs, hollow-chamfered to brick archivolts. Pointed cutwaters with chamfered tops. Drip mould about one foot above points of arches. Red brick parapet with roll moulded stone coping.