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Hurley Lock
Hurley Lock
& Mill c1890

Hurley Lock and Mill c1890, photograph by Henry Taunt, reproduced by permission of English Heritage.NMR CC97/02684

Hurley Lock
Hurley Lock 2001, photography by Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins, copyright Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins
  The Taunt print is available for sale at the Viewfinder site
of English Heritage.NMR - CC97/02684

"In the backwater are some lovely wooded bits for the artist, the old delapidated eel bucks, with their stage of broken woodwork, and the river plants springing up around the base of piles on which they stand; here and there a tree partly down across a stream, and leaning its weight on theirs; whilst, out of the dense foliage, the swift flying kingfisher darts like a flash of coloured lightning as he skims over the sparkling weater beneath."

Henry Taunt

No trace remains of the massive wooden mill and its side stream is now a mooring for numerous boats. The village and lock receive over 200,000 visitors a year (apart from the boat traffic).

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.


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