TM0733 : Dry dock near Flatford Mill

near to Dedham, Essex, Great Britain

Dry dock near Flatford Mill
Dry dock near Flatford Mill
This photograph shows the dry dock that features in John Constable’s painting of 1814 called ‘Boat-building near Flatford Mill.’ The steps and trestles are in the same position as those shown in the painting. The brick floor, though 19th century, is a later addition. When the dock was excavated the farthest trestle was badly decayed and had to be replaced. Each winter the dock is ‘flooded’ to protect the brick floor from frost.

See also this detail of the far end of the TM0733 : Dry dock near Flatford Mill and these photographs:

TQ2779 : Constable's "Boat Building near Flatford Mill" by Zorba the Geek, and
TM0733 : Old dry dock at Flatford Mill by Colin Babb.
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Thursday, 13 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 July, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 076 332 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.5108N 1:1.2034E
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