TQ3679 : Alfred Salter Arch, Russia Docks

taken 4 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Alfred Salter Arch, Russia Docks
Alfred Salter Arch, Russia Docks
Alfred Salter was the MP for Bermondsey 1922 - 45. LinkExternal link
Russia Dock Woodland
Russia Dock Woodland is a long narrow park in Rotherhithe, London, created by the infilling of one of the former Surrey Commercial Docks. The former Russia Dock was originally used for the importing of timber from Norway, Russia and Sweden.
Following the closure of the docks in the early 1970s, the area was redeveloped by the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC). Russia Dock Woodland was made up of a number of docks, including Russia Dock, Island Dock and Surrey Basin, which were infilled (save for a thin 'stream' through the woodland) and planted as a 34.5-acre woodland in 1980. The Woodland still contains surviving dock features including the retaining wall capstones, depth gauges, bollards, mooring chains and tracks. In 1985 the LDDC added an artificial hill, Stave Hill, to the west edge of the park, using waste material and rubble. A relief map of the former docks in cast bronze by Michael Rizzello stands at the top of the hill.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2013   (more nearby)
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Friday, 11 October, 2013
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3615 7945 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8561N 0:2.4007W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3618 7945
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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