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Monument: St Saviour’s Dock

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St Saviour’s Dock
In the 18th century the Thames was so busy that cargoes were often stranded on ships for weeks.  The area became notorious for pirates who attacked the moored vessels.  If caught they were hanged at the mouth of this dock.

The river that fed the inlet took the name Neckinger, from the “Devil’s Neckinger”, “Neckerchief”, London slang for the noose used to execute the pirates.

The hydraulic cable stay swing bridge across the Dock was installed in 1995 to connect up the Thames Path.  The use of stainless steel and timber and its unusual design blends well with the yachts and boats in the area, and has won many design awards.
Southwark Council

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Pool of London

Site: St Saviour’s Dock (1 memorial)

SE1, Thames Path

The Pool of London Partnership have put up a number of plaques, attached to walls in the normal fashion. We can't see why St Saviour’s Dock qualifies for an over-sized plaque on its own substantial stand. Perhaps it is meant to resemble a mooring post.

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St Saviour’s Dock

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Pool of London Partnership

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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