TQ1770 : Former Albany Boathouse - now offices

taken 8 months ago, near to Kingston Upon Thames, Great Britain

Former Albany Boathouse - now offices
Former Albany Boathouse - now offices
There is a jaunty riverside style to be found in buildings in Kingston, Molesey and Hampton - and perhaps all along the Thames from (say) Putney upstream to Henley and beyond. The stampede to redevelop every possible plot that might give a view of the river has - ironically - destroyed many old buildings that gave the river its charm in the first place.

Anyway, the Albany Boathouse - dating from 1893 - has survived. Its barge-boards, pinnacles and "widow's walks" make it a particularly jaunty example of the style I have in mind. It is included within a local conservation area, but I can't find a Listing at the national level.

The photo - taken after office-hours in October - isn't as well-lit as I'd have liked. When I passed by earlier a parked furniture van was obstructing the view.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services  Sport, Leisure  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1796 7044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.2425N 0:18.2956W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1794 7044
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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