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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
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.