TQ3679 : Anchor and Cannon, Durand's Wharf

taken 5 years ago, near to Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Anchor and Cannon, Durand's Wharf
Anchor and Cannon, Durand's Wharf
Durandís Wharf is a small, peaceful riverside park overlooked by Canary Wharf on the other side of the river Thames. Named after a wharf that was previously on the site since at least the beginning of the 19th century, the park is bordered by the Thames Path and has a small avenue of trees.
Timber was one of the main goods handled in the Surrey Commercial Docks and for many years Durandís Wharf was a timber yard. Burton Bolton and Haywood took over the wharf in the latter half of the 19th century and some sources show the yard called Burtís Wharf. The company was started by two railway engineers in 1848 who became specialists in timber preservation. They manufactured railway sleepers using timber arriving at the nearby Docks. The company grew larger, establishing other branches, and diversified into chemicals including the manufacture of tar and creosote. The company is now based in Newport, Wales and focusses on timber preservation.
The wharf closed some time in the 1970s as a result of the docks closing.

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TQ3679, 565 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3665 7995 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1185N 0:1.9572W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3665 7991
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