TQ3580 : The buildings of the former "London Hydraulic Power Company"

near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

The buildings of the former "London Hydraulic Power Company"
The buildings of the former "London Hydraulic Power Company"
This, the Wapping Hydraulic Pumping Station,was one of five stations, originally powered by coal powered steam engines.
"The system was used as a cleaner and more compact alternative to steam engines, to power workshop machinery, lifts, cranes, theatre machinery, and the backup mechanism of Tower Bridge. It was also used to supply fire hydrants, mostly those inside buildings. The water, pumped straight from the Thames, was heated in winter to prevent freezing." (Source; Wiki)
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2011
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3519 8041 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3875N 0:3.2079W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3522 8037
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