TQ3480 : No ships - just houses!

taken 11 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

No ships - just houses!
No ships - just houses!
The old London Docks at Wapping were built in London in 1805. Twenty-five years later they were out of date as larger ships were unable to negotiate the entrance from the River Thames. Yet it wasn't until the 1960s that the docks were finally closed. Along came the London Docklands Development Corporation and drained the docks to create a new housing estate. Today, it is difficult to imagine that this was an 18th century dock; homes now overlook narrow canals which have replaced the wider expanse of water.
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TQ3480, 623 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 September, 2007
Category
Construction work > Dockland redevelopment   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 345 804 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4076N 0:3.7690W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 346 803
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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