TQ4080 : Royal Victoria Dock: Preserved Stothert & Pitt cranes

taken 5 months ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Royal Victoria Dock: Preserved Stothert & Pitt cranes
Royal Victoria Dock: Preserved Stothert & Pitt cranes
There are 14 of these preserved cranes, 4 pairs along the south side of the dock seen here, and 3 pairs along the north side. The westernmost pair, in the far distance here, date from the 1920s, but the remainder are from the 1960s. Together they form a Grade II Listed Structure, and the Historic England website justifies the listing for the following principal reasons:-

"1. This is the most concentrated ensemble of cranes surviving in London's Docklands, with the group representing the swansong of the docklands as an industrial area in the 1960s, poignantly redolent of this vanished industry.

2. Twelve of the cranes are the innovative DD2 models of 1962, a strikingly modern design in welded tubular steel.

3. All fourteen are by Stothert & Pitt, the most famous makers of cranes in the world.

4. Both types are impressive in scale and form and the group has an almost sublime quality, particularly in silhouette."

This is the view from the Royal Victoria Dock footbridge.

Please see TQ4080 : Royal Victoria Dock Bridge for a view of the three pairs on the north side of the dock.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4048 8044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3264N 0:1.3632E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4072 8051
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