TQ1977 : Flooding in front of the City Barge at Strand-on-the-Green

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

Flooding in front of the City Barge at Strand-on-the-Green
Flooding in front of the City Barge at Strand-on-the-Green
The riverfront at Strand-on-the-Green consists of a footpath running along the bank of the River Thames. It is overlooked by fine 18th-century houses and a collection of riverside pubs, and as it is on the tideway is regularly flooded by the river, especially when high tide combines with heavy flow from upriver as here in November 2012. The entrance of all the properties is raised above the path so that the view of the river is not spoiled. In some cases this has left rather strange effects such as front doors which are only four feet high - see Link Just ahead is the railway bridge erected in 1869 which is now used by both the District Line and London Overground.
One of the pubs is the City Barge. It was licensed by 1786 and known as the Maypole Inn until 1807, when it was renamed after the City barge moored nearby. The pub was largely destroyed by a bomb during the Second World War and the old bar is all that remains of the original inn. At this moment the riverside terrace seen here was clearly out of use, although the two ducks on the table on the left appreciated the view.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1960 7757 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0668N 0:16.7366W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1958 7762
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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