West India Docks, London

West India Docks, London. William Jessop, assisted by Ralph Walker, with John Rennie as consultant. 1802-1806. Described as "the first and finest of those enclosed and protected docks of the 19th century which had become imperative if London's port was to function effectively" (Weinreb et al. 999). This view shows the Museum in Docklands (centre, with a black banner with white lettering), which is housed in one of the original Georgian warehouses. Photograph and caption by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

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Weinreb, Ben, et al. The London Encyclopaedia. 3rd ed. London: Macmillan, 2008.

Last modified 12 August 2009