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Teddington Lock - 1858 Teddington Lock

Plaque: Teddington Lock - 1858

Inscription

Teddington Lock's
The lock constructed of timber at this place in the year, 1810. Having become delapidated, these locks were commenced by, the Corporation of the City of London. A.D. 1856.

The first stone was laid on the 3rd of June 1857. By, Jonathan Thorp Esqre. Chairman of the Thames Navigation & Port of London Committee, on the 29th September 1857. The Thames Conservancy Act came into operation and the works were continued by the Conservators of the River Thames, and the locks were completed, and opened for traffic on the 8th of May 1858.

We found the punctuation on this plaque so peculiar we have transcribed it exactly. Just shows that way back in 1858 even people in a position to be erecting plaques were, to be kind, unsure of the rules.

Site: Teddington Lock (3 memorials)

TW11, Teddington Lock

Our photo shows the north side of the lock-keepers house which has a number of plaques attached. On the left of the north face: Teddington Lock - 1858, and on the right: Dunkirk. On the west face: Teddington Locks - 1857.

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Teddington Lock - 1858

Information Subjects commemorated

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Teddington Locks

The first lock was constructed in timber in 1810.  This become delapidated an...

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Teddington Lock - 1858

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Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

Came into being as a result of the Thames Conservancy Act,1857. Completed the...

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Thames Navigation Commission

Created in 1751 with responsibility for locks on the river down to Staines.  ...

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Jonathan Thorp

Chairman of the Thames Navigation & Port of London Committee in 1857.  We ca...

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Teddington Lock - 1858

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Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

We've read (Telegraph and This is Local London) that on 9 May 2010 this "worn...

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Teddington Lock - 1857

This plaque surely can't have been intended to be submerged? Did they accide...

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