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Teddington Lock
Teddington Lock then

Teddington Lock then, photograph by Henry Taunt, reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council OCL11001

   
Teddington Lock now
Teddington Lock now, photography by Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins, copyright Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins

"There is a large boat slide here with three sets of rollers. and also a small side-lock for pleasure boats, both situated a little above the manin lock. Tide flows one hour.

Teddington Lock is the largest on the THames, but will not compare with some of the locks on the Severn for either size or height"

Henry Taunt 1885

The tiny skiff lock is nicknamed the coffin lock for obvious reasons, and hardly ever used today. Nor is the massive barge lock, nearly two hundred yards long built in 1904 to handle the ever-increasing commercial traffic on the river that has since disappeared.

Graham Diprose 2007

See Taunt's image on its original map.

The text above are sample extracts from the book; entries for each location are more extensive.

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Outline of the River Thames: the area covered by Henry Taunt’s documentary photographs and maps from the source at Thames Head to the Houses of Parliament