TQ4080 : Royal Victoria Dock: Silo D

taken 5 months ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Royal Victoria Dock: Silo D
Royal Victoria Dock: Silo D
This is a Grade II Listed former grain silo. The Historic England website describes it thus:-

" Grain silo. 1920, restored 1995. Reinforced concrete. Simple plan of set back, central head house, with square compartments housing silos to either side and rear linked at high level, and with a horizontal Chase-style elevator on top, and leg to one side. Windows, now blocked overlooking finger dock, with roundels on high level link.

Bulk grain was lifted from ships and barges into the central cube of silos and the two side towers, both by traditional bucket conveyor and by suction elevator, and thence loaded on to other barges. This was the centre of grain importation into London, and replaced iron silos of 1898 which were damaged in the Silvertown munitions explosion of 1917. Included as a dramatic, unusually architectural and relatively early surviving example of a reinforced concrete grain silo. Silos have become celebrated as statements of pure modernism achieved almost accidentally as a sideline to industrial functionalism, and this is a particularly good example."
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Silo 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4096 8020 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1898N 0:1.7721E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4095 8012
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