TQ3678 : South Dock Marina

taken 4 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

South Dock Marina
South Dock Marina
South Dock :: TQ3679
South Dock is one of two surviving docks in the former Surrey Docks in Rotherhithe. It was built between 18071811 just south of the larger Greenland Dock, to which it is connected by a channel now known as Greenland Cut; it also has a lock giving access to the River Thames. Originally named the East Country Dock, it was renamed in 1850 when the Surrey Commercial Dock Company purchased and enlarged it. Timber and grain were the main produce imported and exported in the dock. The dock closed in 1970 and was redeveloped. It re-opened in 1994 as a marina, which is one of the largest in London.
Surrey Commercial Docks :: TQ3679
The Surrey Commercial Docks were a large group of docks in Rotherhithe on the south bank of the Thames in London. The docks operated from 1696 to 1969. Many of the dock basins were named after the destination of the boats serviced by them, such as Greenland Dock, Norway Dock, Russia Dock and Canada Dock. Most were subsequently filled in and redeveloped for residential housing, and the area is now known as Surrey Quays.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3641 7897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5935N 0:2.1872W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3643 7894
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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