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Latitude: 51.5075 / 51°30'26"N
Longitude: -0.0026 / 0°0'9"W
OS Eastings: 538715
OS Northings: 180619
OS Grid: TQ387806
Mapcode National: GBR KZ.Q0V
Mapcode Global: VHGR1.WCZQ
Entry Name: Dry Dock at Blackwall Engineering
Listing Date: 1 April 1983
Last Amended: 21 November 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242217
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441610
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14
District: Tower Hamlets
Electoral Ward/Division: Blackwall & Cubitt Town
Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: All Saints Poplar
Church of England Diocese: London
788/26/868A BLACKWALL WAY E14
01-APR-83 Dry Dock at Blackwall Engineering
(Formerly listed as:
Dry Dock at Blackwall Engineering)
Dry dock. Late C18, in existence in 1803, enlarged and rebuilt to its present dimensions before 1850. Truncated to two-thirds of original length 1988 and north end reprofiled by Richard Rogers Partnership. Brick and stone construction with the usual stepped bottom.
PLAN: rectangular, with waisted east side at north end and curved north corners.
EXTERIOR: one step visible above water line, paved with millstone slabs on lower step, and with granite facing blocks to edges of both steps. Side walls of yellow stock brick laid in English bond. Terminal south walls of red stock brick and with millstone coping. Granite-faced steps on either side at south end, and opposite each other at point of waisting. Steel caisson gate at south end renewed in 1988. One of the earliest large dry docks remaining on the Thames. Used by the Greens in their Blackwall Yard, famous for Blackwall frigates and later adapted for repairing paddle wheel tugs.
Listing NGR: TQ3871580619
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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