Plan of the St Katherines Docks.
Engraving. 370 x 445mm, 14½ x 17½". Torm within platemark lower right. 2 holes.
Thomas Telford's only major project in London was the development of St Katherine Dock, just east of the Tower of London. Clearing the 23 acre caused 1250 houses to be demolished (as well as with the medieval hospital of St. Katharine), displacing 11,300 inhabitants, mostly port workers.
From the Port of London Authority archives.
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