The Croydon Canal 4) Along Shardeloes Road

One of those quite rare stretches of waterway that have now become a road (this is however NOT a ‘rarity’ in London when one considers the total mileage of the Croydon, Grand Surrey, Kensington, Romford, Woolwich Arsenal canals and the Ruislip feeder that are now under tarmac) Having initially seen…

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The Croydon Canal 3) Through Goldsmiths to Barriedale

This section of fomer canal route as far as Barriedale, is on land belonging to Goldsmiths College and is not open for public access. Permission for these pictures was sought from the Goldsmiths Estate Office. A problem with surveying the old canal route along here is the amount of spoil…

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The Croydon Canal 2) The route through New Cross

The Croydon and Rotherhithe company lost its opportunity for an independent route to Rotherhithe, having to share a common route with the Grand Surrey Canal. The company at this point decided to drop the ‘Rotherhithe’ from its title to become the Croydon Canal In the years since this feature was…

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Buildings of interest near London's Canals – St Pancras

St Pancras International Station Despite not actualy being on the canal, St Pancras has always formed a backdrop to the prospect from the locks of the same name on the Regents Canal. Since the station’s expansion to form an international terminal, its actually closer to the canal than ever before,…

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Historic locations near London's Canals – Marylebone goods depot

The Great Central Railway depot at Lisson Grove (Marylebone) Very litte is mentioned about this important part of Marylebone’s history. The Great Central Railway Company built its new rail facility (usually known as Marylebone Goods Terminus) and it opened on April 10th 1899, some weeks after the main passenger terminus….

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