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The riverside wharves

Other wharves
 

Trinity Buoy Wharf

Trinity Buoy Wharf
View full size imageTrinity Buoy Wharf. © NMM
This wharf in Poplar was the maintenance headquarters for Trinity House.

To the west of the wharf is the Orchard Dry Dock, which was opened towards the end of the 19th century.

 

 

Clyde Wharf, Silvertown

Clyde Wharf, Silvertown
View full size imageClyde Wharf, Silvertown. © NMM
This was the site of the first sugar refinery in Silvertown, founded by James Duncan in 1864. It was destroyed by fire in 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tate's Wharf, Silvertown

Henry Tate & Son, wharf frontage looking north.
View full size imageTate's Wharf, Silvertown. © NMM
This was the company wharf of Henry Tate's Thames Refinery, founded here in 1871.

  

 

 

 

Plaistow Wharf, Silvertown

Tate and Lyle, Plaistow Wharf
View full size imageTate & Lyle's Plaistow Wharf. © NMM
The company wharf of Abraham Lyle's refinery, founded in 1881, and later the amalgamated company of Tate and Lyle. 
 


 

 

 

 

Anchor and Hope Wharf, Charlton

Anchor and Hope Wharf, Charlton
View full size image Anchor and Hope Wharf, Charlton. © NMM
This wharf was home to Castles, a firm of ship breakers.

 

 

 

 

Some wharves west of London Bridge

Lett's Wharf
View full size imageLett's Wharf. © NMM
There were many small but busy wharves to the west of London Bridge. These had once been important in the early days of the port, but most had lost their  significance by the end of the 19th century.

Thames from the Phoenix Wharf.
View full size imagePhoenix Wharf. © NMM
By the early 20th century, most of these wharves handled only lighters and barges.

 



 






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