Stories about Buildings

Samuel Pepys's Hat
Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, visited Putney - and almost lost his hat there. During one visit, re reports, he: "went to Putney Church, where I saw the girls of the schools, few of which pretty;...
The Fazl Mosque
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has built over 15,000 mosques in almost 200 countries; and the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, near King George's Park, was the first to be built outside of Pakistan, India...
The Occupation
In 1984, the South London Women's Hospital was shut down. Many of the patients in the hospital had been moved there when nearby St Benedict's Hospital closed, and had been promised they wouldn't have...
The Ugliest Windmill
There's a remnant of a windmill near Wandsworth Common today, but a couple of hundred years ago there were fully-functioning windmills right across the borough: Clapham Common, Nine Elms, even on a...
The Wandsworth Walloper
Wandsworth Prison was built in 1851, and in 1878 it began to serve as London's hanging prison, where condemned prisoners were held and executed. It was also frequently the site of corporal punishment...