TQ3980 : East India Dock Entrance Lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

East India Dock Entrance Lock
East India Dock Entrance Lock
The 65' lock built in 1879 and operated by hydraulic machinery supplied by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth. The capstan in the foreground was hydraulically powered and the various gratings on the ground cover sluice and lock gate operating mechanisms. The gates are opened by jiggers but unfortunately the closely spaced grating and growth of vegetation in the machinery pits make it difficult to see the machinery and practically impossible to photograph. This site was a bit of a disappointment, especially as we rushed to beat the rising tide and then discovered we could see little anyway.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3913 8072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4973N 0:0.2035E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3912 8069
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Hydraulic Machinery  Dock  Lock  Mechanisms 

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