Lavender Pond Nature Reserve, SE16 5DZ

‘…Lavender Pond Nature Park was created in 1981 by LB Southwark in conjunction with the Trust for Urban Ecology and Landuse Consultants Ltd. It was once in the northern part of the Surrey Commercial Docks established in 1864 [and] finally closed in 1969. Nearby are remnants of the earlier industrial use, the Lavender Lock built in 1863 to serve a timber pond that belonged to the Surrey Docks, and the Pump House, built by Port of London Authority in 1928/9 over the channel through to the Thames…’. (London Gardens Online

Lavender Pond

Lavender Docks, with Pumping House, 1951, (http-:maps.nls.uk:view:103032012)

Lavender Docks, with Pumping House, 1951, (http-:maps.nls.uk:view:103032012)

Lavender Pond Nature Reserve (Google Maps, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5062002,-0.0382535,240m/data=!3m1!1e3)

Lavender Pond Nature Reserve 2016 (Google Maps, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5062002,-0.0382535,240m/data=!3m1!1e3)

Lavender Pond

The Pumphouse at Lavender Pond

Lavender Pond

Ducks at Lavender Pond

Irises at Lavender Pond

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The Pump House in the Lavender Pond Nature Reserve

The Pump House in the Lavender Pond Nature Reserve

The remains of the lock gates in the Lavender Pond Nature Reserve

The remains of the lock gates in the Lavender Pond Nature Reserve

The channel from the Thames to the Lavender Pond

The channel from the Thames to the Lavender Pond

The Thames and Canary Wharf from the entrance to the Lavender Pond

The Thames and Canary Wharf from the entrance to the Lavender Pond

For further information
The Pump House Revival
Damage & neglect at The Pump House

Open Garden Squares Weekend 2016
Surrey Docks

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