Crapping and Rose’s timber yard was one of the many dotted along the South Bank of the River Thames in late eighteenth-century London. Horwood’s Plan of the cities of London and Westminster shows the yards stretched from Westminster Bridge eastwards beyond Black Friar’s Bridge.
It is interesting to note Neck & Company’s timber yard was situated on Honduras Wharf which would suggest they perhaps dealt in mahogany and cedar. Bazing’s yard, and that of Chamberlain & Barnard, are labelled ‘English timber yards’ and so, presumably specialised in domestic varieties of timber – as opposed to the hoards who sold boards from the Baltics.
The South Bank timber merchants:
Chamberlain & Barnard
Crapping & Rose
Lett & Company
Neck & Company
A few names appear more than once which may indicate some timber merchants owned more than one yard.