The Water Works at London Bridge for the supply of the City of London with Thames Water. Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine...

From 1581, these waterworks provided a clean supply of Thames water for the City of London. They had 54,000 yards of pipe and 3,860 yards of lead. By 1821, the waterworks were supplying 10,000. The decision to build a new London Bridge meant the end of the venture, as water could no longer flow through the waterwheels at the same rate, and the City Corporation did not allow additional waterwheels.

Mounted in album with PAI1968-PAI2024, PAI2026-PAI2028.

Object Details

ID: PAI2025
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Places: Unlinked place
Date made: 21 Oct 1805
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 209 mm x 265 mm
Parts: Album of Marine Engravings (Album)

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