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Hydraulic lock gate engine Lock keeper and hydraulic sluice

Plaque: Hydraulic lock gate engine

Inscription

Hydraulic Lock Gate Engine
This machinery was installed in 1902, at the time the Greenland Lock was enlarged, to open and shut one of the lock gates by high pressure water power. It was heated by gas in winter to stop the water freezing.

Site: Lock keeper and hydraulic sluice (4 memorials)

SE16, Princes Court

None of these four plaques are visible in our photo (and still this was the best position form which to take the photo!) all being hidden by the building. The Office plaque is on the right side of the building. The Sluice plaque is on the railings to the right. The Bridge plaque is on the railings closest to the bridge. The Engine plaque is inside the pit behind the building.

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Hydraulic lock gate engine

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Surrey Docks

The south bank of the Thames used to be in Surrey, now in Southwark. The firs...

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Hydraulic lock gate engine

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London Docklands Development Corporation

We did not initially recognise this logo, on at least 8 plaques in the Surrey...

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Hydraulic lock gate engine

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Hydraulic sluice

Hydraulic Sluice The sluice gate inside this pit was raised and lowered using...

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Lock Keepers Office

Lock Keepers Office The crews of men who worked ships in and out of Greenland...

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Swing bridge

There is another copy of this plaque on the other side of the bridge.

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