Sunday, 14 August 2016

Riverside south bank west of the Tower. Truss's Island

Riverside  south bank west of the Tower. Truss's Island

This post shows sites south of the river. North of the river is Staines, Penton Avenue and field


Post to the east Penton Hook Marina and Penton Hook
Post to the north Thorpe Hay Meadow and Staines Penton Road

Chertsey Lane
Car park for Truss’s island
Savory's Weir – marked on maps its location is unclear
Fishing tower - brick tower with a fish weathervane. said to be an old pumping station


Temple Gardens
Private gated road leading to a large area of riverside housing

Truss Island
Tiny island named after Charles Truss who was Clerk of Works to the Worshipful Committee of Navigation to the Corporation of the City of London in 1774 with the task of improving navigation on the river. A memorial stone gives the date of 1774 with the name of the Lord Mayor, Fred Bull. There is a slipway and fishing areas.

Sources
Mort's Riverwatch. Web site

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