Rotherhithe. Steel engraving. Drawn and engraved by Carter. Drawing by Tomblesome and engraving by J. Carter. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway.

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Quickly passing St. Catherine's and the London docks, with the parish of Wapping, we leave on the right Horsleydown, which formerly was a meadow for feeding cattle, and now forms the communication between Southwark and Rotherhithe, which latter place derives its name from the Saxon word rother, a sailor, and hithe, a haven.

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Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.

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