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London Docks

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The entrance to the London Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU1435
Description: The London Dock Bill was passed in 1800 and the dock itself opened in 1805. The entrance to the dock was from the Thames at Wapping and a high wall surrounded the whole site. Later entrances were built to the west at the Hermitage and to the east at Shadwell.
Creator: Catherine Nelson (artist), Matthews (engraver), John Harris (publisher)
Date: July 1815
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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