Group    From 1857  To 1974

Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

Came into being as a result of the Thames Conservancy Act,1857. Completed the building of Teddington Lock. Lost some of its responsibilities in 1909 to the Port of London Authority and in 1974 the Thames Water Authority took over the rest.

The picture shows an enamalled metal 1922 Thames Conservancy registration badge for a vessel.

Richard Griffiths tells us that on Oliver's Island - downstream from Kew Bridge - there is a large stone block inscribed: BOUNDARY OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE CONSERVATORS OF THE RIVER THAMES 1868.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

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Thames Conservancy

Thames Conservancy - 1925

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Thames head

The lettering in this granite stone was originally picked out, probably in go...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

Creations Information

Teddington Lock - 1858

We found the punctuation on this plaque so peculiar we have transcribed it ex...

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Other Subjects

John Romer

John Romer

Architect and structural engineer. John Henry Romer was born on 13 March 1947 in Kingston-upon-Thames the eldest of the three children of Sydney Gurney Romer (1903-2005) and Dorothy Joan Agnes Rom...

Person, Architecture, Engineering

1 memorial
Frank Alfred Parsons

Frank Alfred Parsons

Senior 5th Engineer on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above Bar...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Price and Reeves

Price and Reeves

Engineering contractors for the Rotherhithe Tunnel in 1908.

Group, Engineering

2 memorials
Alfred Samuel Allsop

Alfred Samuel Allsop

2nd Electrician on the RMS Titanic. A résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia-titanica website that incorrectly claims (in April 2022) that he was aged 36 years when he died. His birth...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge

The original bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, and was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. By the 1870s, it became evident that it was not strong enough to support the vo...

Building, Engineering

4 memorials