Crapping and Roses

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.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Crapping and Roses

  1. Eric R says:

    How many of those are still around ?
    I shudder to think…


  2. Brian Eve says:

    I wonder if they dealt in fertilizer?


  3. ged gardiner says:

    I found this of great interest as I live and work in South West London and have customers in Walnut Tree Walk, included here; indeed all of the houses shown still exist except numbers 1-8 (aprox) My customers are at 15 and 16 of c1750 ( renumbered now) and a slightly later one built in the gap. One of them has an original map of the area of a generation older than than this – I’ll try to take a snap and post it. Did anyone notice the top half of the Oval cricket ground bottom centre?


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