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Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Broadness

Riverside south of the river and east of the Tower  Broadness A stretch of open marshland containing some useful instrumentation and an isolated community of boats and sheds,  It is however about to become Disneyland (honest!) Post to the east Northfleet terminal Post to the north Grays Post to the west West Thurrock Terminal Broadness Broad Ness Lighthouse . This is to guide vessels from St. Clement's Reach into Northfleet Hope and is 23 miles from London Bridge. It was established in 1885 but the current tower was erected in 1975 and converted to electricity in 1981. It is 43 feet high with a light visible for 12 miles, Navigation beacon on a buoy near to the northern tip of the Swanscombe Peninsula. The beacon emits light and radio waves to vessels using the river to assist with navigation. Broadness Creek Broadness Creek is a tidal inlet full of moorings, old boats, jetties and semi-permanent buildings . It is the outfall of a number of streams, ditches and

Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Northfleet Terminal

Riverside – south of the river, east of the tower. Northfleet Terminal Marshland with one path going to a riverside wharf and a vast aggregates site Post to the south Botany Marshes Post to the east North End of Tilbury Dock Post to the north Grays Post to the west Broadness Botany Manor Way Northfleet Terminal. This discharges with a ship to shore pipe. It handles Sea-Dredged Aggregates. Sand and gravel discharges and processing with conveyor loading of all suitable materials for home or export. This is operated by Cemex. This is a very large building and aggregates company and this is one of very many sites which they operate Sources PLA Web site

Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Botany Marshes

Riverside south bank east of the Tower.  Botany Marshes What was once marshland with many many old and new industrial sites.  Somewhere hidden here is a theatre, with little information and or signage Post to the south Stonebridge Post to the east Tilbury Ness Post to the north Northfleet Terminal Lower Road London Bus Company. Depot. They claim to be the leading supplier of vintage buses, operating the largest fleet in the country, offering classic red and green Routemaster buses, single deckers and open top vehicles. Amazing collection of buses. Britannia House . Old Metal Refinery Studio Theatre. This is part of Walk Tall.  This is a therapeutic organisation and drama school. Manor (Botany Road) Way Britannia Metal Refiners . This company are refiners of lead and silver and have been in business since the 1950s.  They are now part of the Swiss based Xstra group. Britannia Cement Works. This was Macevoy and Henry Holt's works which was built in the 1870s. They be

Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Northfleet

Riverside – south bank east of the Tower. Northfleet A strip of an old village and industrial suburb surrounded by deep chalk workings and riverside dereliction - the biggest cement works in the world demolished less than thirty years after it opened ending cement manufacture in the area where it was developed. The Kimberley Clark tissue mill keeps the paper making tradition alive.  Northfleet remains, with the most respectable local pub recommended as 'a good place to go if you want a punch-up' - however, and amazingly, it has the two most important churches in Gravesend, right next door to each other. Post to the east Rosherville Post to the north Tilbury Ness Post to the west Stonebridge Post to the south Springhead Road Church Path St Botolph's National School was on this path behind the church. It opened, in 1838 with the infants’ school following in 1869.  In 1936 it became a Primary (Mixed) School and in the 1980s the  school moved to a different site in D

Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Rosherville

Riverside south bank east of the Tower. Rosherville Acres and acres of riverside dereliction, with some scandalous demolitions, awaiting 'regeneration' with tower blocks et al on a useful riverside.  Surrounded by an area which had pretensions and lost them - plus an ex resort and an art deco suburb that only Edith appears to have noticed Post to the west Gravesend Post to the south Perry Street Post to the north Tilbury Docks Post to the west Northfleet Burch Road The road is named after Rosher’s father in law, Benjamin Burch, who was a Limehouse base lime merchant. It was laid out as part of Rosherville New Town in 1830 by H. E. Kendal, the architect 2-6 Houses which date from the first designs for the new town. Entrance to Rosherville Gardens At the south-west corner of Lansdowne Square and on the bend in Burch Road. This entrance was flanked by a lodge and had a grand gateway topped with sphinxes. There is now a security gate and some dereliction around this