Columbia Wharf, Rotherhithe, London SE16

Columbia Wharf. James Edmeston. 1864. Rotherhithe, London SE16. These buildings were originally designed for grain storage: Columbia Wharf "was the first grain silo in a British Port" ; then it was adapted for use with general cargo and was eventually, right up until 1976, used for "storing tea, coffee, cocoa and dried fruits" (Craig et al. 162). The façade remains, but it has now been redeveloped for housing and as part of the Hilton Docklands Hotel.

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Craig, Charles, et al. London's Changing Riverscape: Panoramas from London Bridge to Greenwich. London: Francis Lincoln, 2009.

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