TQ4080 : Millennium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock

taken 7 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Millennium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock
Millennium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock
Royal Victoria Dock :: TQ4180
The Royal Victoria Dock opened in 1855 it was the first of the Royal Docks and the first London dock to be designed specifically to accommodate large steam ships. It was also the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network.
The Royal Victoria Dock consisted of a main dock and a basin to the west, providing an entrance to the Thames on the western side of the complex.
The dock was an immediate commercial success, as it could easily accommodate all but the very largest steamships. It was badly damaged by German bombing in World War II but experienced a resurgence in trade following the war. However, from the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline as the shipping industry adopted containerization, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury. It finally closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks in 1980.
Since the 1980s the area around the dock has been redeveloped, including the ExCel Centre.
Millennium Mills :: TQ4180
The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock. The Mills are currently undergoing a major renovation as part of a 3.5billion redevelopment of Silvertown. The Mill opened in 1905.
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TQ4080, 898 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4098 8042 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3081N 0:1.7947E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4070 8054
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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