building(s) of the week #8, Trinity Church Square, SE1

Next time you visit Borough Market, take the time to walk further south towards Elephant & Castle (don’t panic, you don’t have to actually go to E&C) and take in the delights of Trinity Church Square. Improbably built by Trinity House, the body responsible for inshore navigation & safety in the 1820’s, it has to be the most complete and impressive square in South London, if not the whole of London. Most of the properties in the square, are still owned by Trinity House and it’s fairly difficult to find a complete house for sale on freehold. I guess this explains the price of the odd one that does come up for sale. But without question, if I had a spare £1.9m knocking around, I would buy a house here. Imposing town houses in a relatively untouched early 19th century square are pretty rare, and being so close to Borough & London Bridge would be more then handy for a cabbie – don’t you think? So below are some of the photos I took on our visit, as with most of my posts there are more photos on my Flickr photostream.

For some more info on the square;

Trinity Newington Residents Assoc.

Suburbia In Focus

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2 thoughts on “building(s) of the week #8, Trinity Church Square, SE1

  1. The 14th century statute of King Alfred in front of the church is the oldest statute depicting a person in London. It was nicked from Westminster Hall in 1822 and taken south of the river, like much else!

  2. Tigger (my partner) works in Borough and I go down to meet her from work most days, so I am fairly familiar with the area and agree with your assessment of Trinity Church Square.

    London, of course, is well known for its “squares” and they are to be found in many parts, even in darkest Islington where we reside!

    What I enjoy is that as well as the beautiful and stylish houses, there is usually a central garden that was probably private originally to the householders in the square but has in modern times generally been taken over by the Council and now takes the form of a small public garden or park.

    These pleasant green spaces add to the quality of life in London. On a fine day you can sit in them and watch the birds and the squirrels and, for that matter, the human animals.

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