Durand's Wharf :: Shared Description

Durandís Wharf is a small, peaceful riverside park overlooked by Canary Wharf on the other side of the river Thames. Named after a wharf that was previously on the site since at least the beginning of the 19th century, the park is bordered by the Thames Path and has a small avenue of trees.
Timber was one of the main goods handled in the Surrey Commercial Docks and for many years Durandís Wharf was a timber yard. Burton Bolton and Haywood took over the wharf in the latter half of the 19th century and some sources show the yard called Burtís Wharf. The company was started by two railway engineers in 1848 who became specialists in timber preservation. They manufactured railway sleepers using timber arriving at the nearby Docks. The company grew larger, establishing other branches, and diversified into chemicals including the manufacture of tar and creosote. The company is now based in Newport, Wales and focusses on timber preservation.
The wharf closed some time in the 1970s as a result of the docks closing.
by N Chadwick
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TQ3679 : Ventilation shaft, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Anchor and Cannon, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Anchor, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : A cannon and Anchor, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Tree lined path, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3679 : Thames Path, Durand's Wharf by N Chadwick


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Created: Mon, 15 Jan 2018, Updated: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

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