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A PLAN Shewing the Situation of the Foreign Sufferance Wharfs

A PLAN Shewing the Situation of the Foreign Sufferance Wharfs

Surveyor: Fellows, William

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XVIII

Item number: 31

Length: 229

Width: 406

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: [c. 1": 220 Feet (1 : 2640)]

Map scale description: Scale not given

Plan of the upper pool of the Port of London extending from London Bridge to Union Hole. The plan features title an imprint at top left and indicates the location of the Public Sufferance Wharves. A table at bottom left reports the dimensions of each wharf in square feet and the amount of merchandise that could be stored in each wharf's warehouse and yard. By the end of the 18th Century, the sufferance wharves had become inadequate for the purposes of commercial accommodation and in 1793 the first plan was made to construct wet docks for the port of London in Wapping, the Isle of Dogs and Rotherhithe.

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