The Benbow House Bear Garden


The Benbow House Bear Garden

The site of the infamous Southwark bear-baiting pits.

Location: 24 New Globe Walk, Southwark, London

Description: This is the site of one of the most infamous Bear baiting animal fighting pits. Excavations here include a dog kennel and animal-baiting arena dated to the 16th and 17th centuries, and associated butchered bone.

A glasshouse was also found as well as the Bear Gardens pothouse (producing tin-glazed ware) occupied the site in the 17th and earlier 18th centuries, giving way to a foundry and metalworks in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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The Benbow House Bear Garden

The site of the infamous Southwark bear-baiting pits.

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