Table made from oak that held up London Bridge for sale

The wood that formed the foundations of the bridge over the Thames dates all the way back to 1177.
The piece of furniture is being sold by the owners of the Kinnaird Estate in Perthshire and bears a brass plaque testifying to its history.

t reads: ”The oak of which this table is made was under the foundations of Old London Bridge, upwards of six hundred & fifty six years and taken up from thence in 1833 by Sir Edward Banks and William John Jolliffe Esq, the contractors & builders of, New London Bridge”.
Records show there has been a bridge at the site of the current London Bridge as far back as 1016.
The ”new” 19th century model by Banks and Jolliffe was superseded in 1972 by the current structure between the City of London and Southwark.
The table will be sold by Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull on Wednesday.


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    Ammara said,

    awwwwwwwwww i want wood?
    buy for me? (:

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