Paynes and Borthwick Wharf :: Shared Description

Paynes Wharf in Deptford was originally J Penn & Sons marine boiler factory, built circa 1860 - 1880. The engine of the world's first ironclad HMS Warrior was fitted here and also the engines of the early Dreadnought battleships. Production ceased in 1911. Later in the 20th century it was used as a paper warehouse.

This historic riverside industrial site was largely demolished from 2004, with the facades only being saved by a high court injunction in 2006. The facade of Borthwick Wharf fronts onto Borthwick Street, and the 'Italianate' arcade of the 19th century Paynes Wharf faces the Thames. They are listed grade 2 (list entry 1067833).

Plans for redevelopment of the site fell victim to the recession, and as of 2011 there was still no construction activity on the site, though it was being advertised as a film location. Construction resumed in 2012 and was complete by 2014.
by Stephen Craven
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8 images use this description:

TQ3778 : Wharf Street, Deptford by Stephen Craven
TQ3778 : Borthwick Wharf facade, south-west corner by Stephen Craven
TQ3778 : Borthwick Wharf facade, south-east corner by Stephen Craven
TQ3778 : Borthwick Wharf, Deptford by Stephen Craven
TQ3778 : Contrasting fortunes by Richard Croft
TQ3778 : Facade of Paynes Wharf from the land side by Stephen Craven
TQ3778 : Payne's Paper Wharf by N Chadwick
TQ3778 : Payne's Wharf Wall by David Anstiss


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Created: Sun, 10 Apr 2011, Updated: Sun, 1 Feb 2015

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