North Wharf in Cold Harbour
North Wharf in Cold Harbour
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North Wharf in Cold Harbour
Riverside view of North Wharf at 15-25 Cold Harbour on the Isle of Dogs in London Docklands. Originally used by the General Steam Navigation Company to quarantine imported livestock, North Wharf was acquired by the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB) in 1884. The Board built an ambulance centre on the site where smallpox patients from North London were transferred by boat to the hospital ships moored at Long Reach or to Darenth for convalescence. On the right is the covered gangway built in 1884-85 to carry patients out to a floating pontoon (not visible), which allowed boarding at all stages of the tide. Immediately to the left of the gangway on the wharfside is the original receiving room for the sick, a single-storey brick building with a tall chimney stack. The four-storey light-coloured building behind the pontoon is number 15, Cold Harbour which was acquired by MAB in 1894 and incorporated into the site. The wooden structure with the slate-tiled roof next to the receiving room was one of two four-bed single-storey wards built in 1915 (the roof of the other is just visible on the right, behind the gangway). With the exception of number 15 Cold Harbour, none of these structures exist today. Number 15 was listed Grade II in 2003, listing number 1390543; the rest of the site was redeveloped for riverside housing.
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