- Blackfriars, London
Blackfriars is an area of central
London, which lies in the south-west corner of the City of London.
The name "Blackfriars" was first used in 1317 and derives from the black cappa worn by the Dominican Friars who moved their
prioryfrom Holbornto the area between the River Thamesand Ludgate Hillin 1276. Edward I gave permission to rebuild London's city wall, which lay between the river and Ludgate Hill, around their area. The site was used for great occasions of state, including meetings of Parliament and the Privy Council, as well as the location for a divorce hearing in 1529 of Catherine of Aragonand Henry VIII. The priory was eventually closed in 1538 during Henry's Dissolution of the monasteries.
Some of the buildings were subsequently leased to a group of entrepreneurs who created the
Blackfriars Theatreon the site, not far from Shakespeare's Globe Theatrewhich sat almost directly across on the other side of the river. In 1632, the Society of Apothecaries (a livery company), acquired the monastery's guesthouse and established their base there. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of Londonbut the Society rebuilt and Apothecaries Hall is still to be found in Blackfriars today.
The area is now the location of
Blackfriars station, and forms the northern bridge-head for both Blackfriars Bridgeand Blackfriars Railway Bridge. The Victoria Embankmentstretches along the north bank of the river west from Blackfriars to Westminster Bridge.
The area was once served by a station south of the river
Blackfriars Bridge railway station, taking its name from Blackfriars Bridge. It was closed to passengers in 1885 when the current Blackfriars stationwas opened.
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