|The Ship York by Stephen Harris|
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Ship York to be demolished for housing
More sad news for Rotherhithe pub-goers, with thanks to James Smith for bringing it to my attention. A planning application to turn the The Ship York into housing has been posted on the Southwark Council website at:
Thanks to the SE16.com team for letting me know that this is actually the resubmission of a lapsed planning proposal. The current submission was entered on 11th November and the consultation period ended on the 3rd January, with no notification in the press.
The application reads as follows: "Demolition of the existing three-storey (plus basement) building and erection of a five-storey (plus basement) mixed-use development comprising of a public house at basement and ground floor level, and 8 x two-bedroom residential units above."
The building is not listed, but it's one of the few remaining 30s pubs on Rotherhithe, and is quite a nice example of the genre. The site was home to a former pub with the same name. In his "Maritime Rotherhithe History Walks" book Stuart Rankin says that a pub with this name in Rotherhithe is first recorded as The York in 1809, and may have been named after HMS York launched by S and D Brent in 1807, although the “ship” was not added to the pub title until 1835.
It will be a sad day when it goes.