East India Docks

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‘..About the middle of the seventeenth century the [East India] Company constructed a small wet dock at Blackwall for fitting out their vessels after launching from the adjacent shipbuilding yards. This dock was the first on the Thames to be … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, PART II, Third Day’s Route, District I, Limehouse and the West India Docks (no.10)

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The Limehouse Cut,¬†joined the Limehouse Basin, and the Thames, with the River Lea and was the first navigable canal cut in London. The Limehouse Basin¬†was built in 1820 for the transfer of goods to barges for the Cut, and thence … Continued

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