TQ3681 : Hydraulic accumulator tower, Limehouse

taken 7 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Hydraulic accumulator tower, Limehouse
Hydraulic accumulator tower, Limehouse
This hydraulic pumping station was housed in an arch of the viaduct with the chimney and accumulator tower alongside. It provided power to cranes, capstans and hoists in Limehouse Basin or as it was then the Regent's Canal Dock. Dating from 1869, it is the earliest surviving example in London. A staircase has been inserted inside the weight case of the accumulator and there is a roof top viewing platform that is open on London Open House days (is somebody going to get some shots for the site?).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3646 8105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7143N 0:2.0958W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3645 8103
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Pumping Station  Chimney  Open House Days  Viaduct  Hydraulic Power 

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