TQ3679 : View E from Stave Hill

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

View E from Stave Hill
View E from Stave Hill
Docklands in the distance, Russia Dock Woods below.
Stave Hill & Ecological Park
Stave Hill is an artificial hill adjacent to the 5.2-acre Stave Hill Ecological Park, it is part of Russia Dock Woodland. The woodland park occupies land that was previously Russia Dock and Stave Dock, both part of the Surrey Commercial Docks, which were filled in during the mid-1980s and then redeveloped by the London Docklands Development Corporation.
Stave Hill is a 9m high artificial mound in the shape of a truncated cone, with a viewing platform and relief map of the former docks in cast bronze by Michael Rizzello at the top. It provides remarkable views over Canary Wharf, the City of London, and much of south and central London; on clear days the view stretches as far as Wembley Stadium.
It was created in 1985 by the LDDC, using spoil from the works to fill and landscape the areas formerly occupied by commercial docks.
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.
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf :: TQ3780
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TQ3679, 506 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3622 7985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.0708N 0:2.3310W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3609 7982
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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