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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.