TQ1369 : Port Hampton boatyard on Platt's Eyot

taken 8 years ago, near to Hampton, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Port Hampton boatyard on Platt's Eyot
Port Hampton boatyard on Platt's Eyot
Boatbuilding began on the island in 1868, when Thomas Tagg, who had been running a business on Tagg's Island, 1 km downstream, since 1841, expanded by building a boatyard and house on the Eastern end of this island. In 1908 Thornycroft set up the Hampton Launch Works on the island. This boatbuilding works concentrated on cabin cruisers and speedboats, but also produced small naval craft - Coastal Motor Boats in the First World War and Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Launches and landing craft in the Second World War. Thornycrofts closed their boatbuilding operation on Platt's Eyot when they were taken over by Vospers in the mid-1960s. In 1960 the island was bought by Port Hampton Ltd. who diversified the use of industrial space.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 July, 2011
Category
Boatyard   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1341 6913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.5917N 0:22.2452W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1337 6903
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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