Thursday, 12 November 2015

Riverside. South bank east of the Tower. Gallions


Riverside, south bank east of the Tower.  Gallions

A small strip of new housing on an old Arsenal riverside area

This post is only about sites on the south side of the river. Sites on the north part of this square are at
 Galleons

Post to the north Beckton
Post to the east Tripcock Ness
Post to the south Broadwater and Arsenal


Merbury Road
This area of housing is on what was part of the Arsenal site – left as blank on many maps. It appears to have been the site of a depot of some sort with  roads and possibly some rail lines.

Riverside Path
Gridiron. This appears as a derelict jetty at an angle to the river wall. It was built as a roll-on dock for 100 ton guns to be loaded onto special 'Gog or Magog' barges After manufacture in the Arsenal the gun would be put on a railway wagon, taken to the dock, and rolled (wagon and all) directly onto one of the barges for transport to Shoeburyness or wherever.


Sources
Greenwich Indu
strial History. Blog site.

 

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