TQ3778 : Contrasting fortunes

taken 7 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Contrasting fortunes
Contrasting fortunes
Canary Wharf development in the distance through the ruins of Payne's Wharf in the foreground
Paynes and Borthwick Wharf
Paynes Wharf in Deptford was originally J Penn & Sons marine boiler factory, built circa 1860 - 1880. The engine of the world's first ironclad HMS Warrior was fitted here and also the engines of the early Dreadnought battleships. Production ceased in 1911. Later in the 20th century it was used as a paper warehouse.

This historic riverside industrial site was largely demolished from 2004, with the facades only being saved by a high court injunction in 2006. The facade of Borthwick Wharf fronts onto Borthwick Street, and the 'Italianate' arcade of the 19th century Paynes Wharf faces the Thames. They are listed grade 2 (list entry 1067833).

Plans for redevelopment of the site fell victim to the recession, and as of 2011 there was still no construction activity on the site, though it was being advertised as a film location. Construction resumed in 2012 and was complete by 2014.
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TQ3778, 237 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Canary Wharf 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3729 7811 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.1171N 0:1.4472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3727 7805
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Disused Wharf 

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