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I found this photo showing a broad canal being infilled above a lock in the midst of what looks like an ironworks. I have been unable to determine the location. I did think it might be the Nutbrook Canal at Stanton but have now discarded that idea. Any suggestions as to where this is?

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1 hour ago, Pluto said:

How about the Wandsworth Canal then? It seems to have been filled in during the mid-1930s.

 

 

That's it Mike! To the right is the Metropolitan Water Works, ahead with the chimney is a power station and to the left are the coal bunker walls of the gasworks. The map shows the scene at the 1913 revision - red arrow showing the angle that the photographer took. Thanks for your assistance, much appreciated.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, tarboat said:

 

 

That's it Mike! To the right is the Metropolitan Water Works, ahead with the chimney is a power station and to the left are the coal bunker walls of the gasworks. The map shows the scene at the 1913 revision - red arrow showing the angle that the photographer took. Thanks for your assistance, much appreciated.

 

 

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Some info:

 

https://londoncanals.uk/2010/01/19/the-surrey-iron-railways-wandsworth-or-mcmurrays-canal/

https://londoncanals.uk/2010/01/19/a-look-at-the-mcmurrays-canal-sites-around-wandsworth/

Tim

 

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I don't think it was considered to be a canal as it does not appear in the 1888 Board of Trade returns. I would expect it to be similar to the Lee, with a lock around 18 feet wide by 100 feet long.

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On 1/18/2018 at 11:00, Tacet said:

The buildings to the east (left side of photo) are much nearer the lockside than in 1913.

 

 

The boundary with the gasworks is the dotted line. It does seem that the high walls were not there in 1913 but by the time of the photo they formed the edge of the coal bunkers.

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4 hours ago, tarboat said:

The boundary with the gasworks is the dotted line. It does seem that the high walls were not there in 1913 but by the time of the photo they formed the edge of the coal bunkers.

Completely built over now by the look of it.   http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=51.4626&lon=-0.1954&layers=171&right=BingHyb

 

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