TQ3979 : Riverway, formerly Ceylon Place

taken 9 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Riverway, formerly Ceylon Place
Riverway, formerly Ceylon Place
The present address of these houses is Riverway. But the fading sign on the near corner gives their original name: Ceylon Place. The row, built in 1801, is listed grade 2 (List Entry Number 1386006) as "the earliest surviving residential development on the East Greenwich Peninsula ... a rare survival of late Georgian artisanal housing". At the far end is the Pilot Inn TQ3979 : The Pilot Inn, Greenwich Peninsula.
Greenwich peninsula

The peninsula is formed by a meander of the River Thames north-east of Greenwich, which along with the Isle of Dogs to the west, forms the distinctive outline familiar from the opening credits of the TV series "Eastenders". Until the 18th century it was marshland, thereafter gradually drained and industrialised, and in the late 19th century dominated by the South Metropolitan Gasworks. After becoming largely derelict in the later 20th century, the east side of the peninsula was remediated and redeveloped from the 1990s onwards, the focus being the Millennium Dome (later O2 Arena). The west side remained industrial for longer although by 2010 the remaining industries there were starting to close and be replaced by residential developments and an ocean liner terminal.

For a detailed history of the industrial sites on Greenwich Peninsula, see the book "Greenwich Marsh - the 300 years before the Dome", Mills, Mary - self-published 1999. ISBN 0 9535245 0 7

For a photographic record of the west side of the peninsula before recent demolitions, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Date (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
North Greenwich 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3965 7940 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7780N 0:0.6214E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3966 7942
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Terraced Houses  Grade II Listed 

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