TQ4479 : The Pilkington Canal, drained (2)

taken 8 years ago, near to Woolwich, Greenwich, Great Britain

The Pilkington Canal, drained (2)
The Pilkington Canal, drained (2)
This is the northern end of the short artificial channel, including the disused lock that once allowed access into it from the Thames, drained for a few weeks for maintenance. See also TQ4479 : The Pilkington Canal, drained (1).

The lock, and the swing bridge visible in the photo, are listed grade 2 (list entry number 1213695). The lock dates from 1812-14 to connect the Royal Arsenal Canal to the Thames, and the bridge came later, c.1876 to serve a standard gauge railway line to connect to the London Chatham and Dover Railway at Plumstead. The bridge is on the 2014 "Heritage at Risk" register.
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TQ4479, 96 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Thamesmead 
Category
Canal restoration   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 446 798 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9236N 0:4.9502E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 447 797
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Canal Maintenance  Railway Bridge (Disused)  Swing Bridge  Grade II Listed  Heritage at Risk 

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