Bargebuilders, Bishop's Walk, Lambeth, London

Bargebuilders, Bishop's Walk, Lambeth, London
Photograph taken circa 1860 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb94/20531

This run of bargebuilders' wharfs was on the south bank of the Thames opposite the Palace of Westminster. It was swept away for St Thomas's Hospital. Barges were the main form of transport along the Thames, and many barge building firms thrived.

Location

Greater London Lambeth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

industry work boat building men worker barge transport river Victorian (1837 - 1901)