The new shot mill, near Waterloo Bridge


This view of the new Shot Manufactory on Belvedere Road shows the industrialised south bank with warehouses and factories clustered around the base of the tower and the river teeming with boats and barges ferrying goods. The relatively new Waterloo Bridge (opened in 1817) spans the water to the left, with the classicising balustrades and pale stone contrasted against the busy scene. The view was published in James Elmes' Metropolitan Improvements.

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The New Shot Mill, near Waterloo Bridge / Metropolitan Improvements
1825, London
Jones and Co
Engraving / View
J J Hinchcliffe, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
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