Horselydown, Southwark, extends from Tooley Street to Dockhead. It was so called from being used formerly as a grazing ground for horses.
The London Borough of Southwark is located directly south of the River Thames and the City of London, and forms part of Inner London. The riverside areas of Southwark extend from Borough in the west, through Bermondsey to Rotherhithe in the east. The inland areas comprise Walworth, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Nunhead, Camberwell and Dulwich to the south. See in particular in the Bermondsey maps the area opposite the Tower of London bounded by Shad Thames and Horsley Down. The third map is possibly the most interesting as it shows the area after Tower Bruidge was built. The brewery occupied most of the area between Horselydown Old Stairs and Horselydown New Stairs.