Plaque

Lock Keepers Office

Inscription

Lock Keepers Office
The crews of men who worked ships in and out of Greenland Lock were based here. They provided a service in three shifts around the clock to suit the tides, under the command of the Lock Keeper.

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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Lock Keepers Office

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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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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Lock Keepers Office

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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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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lock Keepers Office

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Hydraulic lock gate engine

Hydraulic lock gate engine

Hydraulic Lock Gate Engine This machinery was installed in 1902, at the time ...

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Hydraulic sluice

Hydraulic sluice

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

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Swing bridge

Swing bridge

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

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