Sculpture

Anchor Iron Wharf - history

Erection date: 2004

Inscription

{On the base of the monument:}
Anchor Iron Wharf
In 964 King Edgar granted this land to the abbey of St Peter's in Ghent, Flanders. Henry V re-possessed it in 1414. After the English civil war Charles II granted the land to Sir William Boreman in 1676. He was clerk to the Board of Green Cloth and involved with the design of Greenwich Park. He also founded Green Coat School. In 1699 his widow sold the estate of Old Court Manor to Sir John Morden. He had already built Morden College in 1695 to accommodate merchants who had lost their estates by accidents and perils of the seas.
In 1705 Sir Ambrose Crowley, an iron-maker, moved to a riverside mansion which he renamed Crowley House and built Crowley's Wharf. In 1953 Charles Robinson moved his premises to what became Anchor Iron & Crowley's Wharf. The principal cargoes were scrap iron, lead ingots, metal and glass.

{On the lower small plaque:}
Anchor Iron, 2004
Wendy Taylor CBE
Commissioned by Berkeley Homes South-East London Ltd. 

Site: Anchor Iron Wharf (4 memorials)

SE10, Ballast Quay, By 4 - 6

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Anchor Iron Wharf - history

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Crowley House

Getty's picture caption is: "Crowley House on the River Thames at Greenwich, ...

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C. A. Robinson & Co

Scrap metal dealers in Greenwich, founded by Charles Robinson.  In 1953 lease...

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Sir William Boreman

A clerk to the Board of Green Cloth (a position in the British Royal Househol...

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King Charles II

Reigned: 1660 - 1685. Born at St James's Palace. The son of the beheaded Char...

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Sir Ambrose Crowley

Ironmonger. Born in Stourbridge. He established iron works in County Durham, ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Wendy Taylor

Sculptor resident in Bow. Studied at St. Martin's School of Art. Her philosop...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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C. A. Robinson Foundation Stone

C. A. Robinson Foundation Stone

C. A. Robinson & Co. This stone was laid by C. A. Robinson Esq. A. C. Rob...

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C. A. Robinson Foundation Stone - relaid

C. A. Robinson Foundation Stone - relaid

It's rare for a plaque to specify the time at which it was unveiled - we coun...

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Gordon of Greenwich

Gordon of Greenwich

Gordon of Greenwich loved here. ***** English Hedonists Mad in England

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