Swan Island, London

island in River Thames

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In 1871 to 1882 OS maps 1st series at 1:10560: Surrey. Click to expand/see wider.

Swan Island is a private mooring island in the Thames at Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England. It is on the Tideway[a] about 34 mile (1.2 km) north of and thus below Teddington Lock.

The island has a commercial boatyard in addition to residential mooring for boats. It is connected to the Twickenham bank by a small bridge, which is suitable for vehicles as well as foot traffic.

Originally an osier bed, it measured 14 acre (0.10 ha) per Ordnance Survey maps of 1897[1] and 1898.[2][3]

A larger island stood north-west which has become the playground, bowling green, café and park Radnor Gardens, Strawberry Hill/Vale.

Citations and footnotes

  1. ^ OS Map of London at 25 inches to the mile (Edition of 1894-96) sheet CXXII, Revised: 1893, Published: 1897
  2. ^ OS Map of Surrey at 25 inches to the mile sheet VI.7, Revised: 1893, Published: 1898
  3. ^ "Explore georeferenced maps - Map images - National Library of Scotland".
  1. ^ Thus patrolled by the Port of London Authority, not the EA

See also

Next island upstream River Thames Next island downstream
Trowlock Island Swan Island, London Eel Pie Island

Coordinates: 51°26′21″N 00°19′52″W / 51.43917°N 0.33111°W / 51.43917; -0.33111

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