Isle House and Nelson House in Cold Harbour
Isle House and Nelson House in Cold Harbour
Record No
98398
Title
Isle House and Nelson House in Cold Harbour
Description
A view of riverside residences at 1-7 Cold Harbour on the Isle of Dogs, taken from the River Thames in London Docklands. The building on the right, at number 1, is Isle House, built in 1825-26 by the West India Dock Company as a residence for the dockmasters. It was designed by the company's principal engineer, Sir John Rennie. Two storeys high, the building has full height bow windows, one facing east overlooking the river and another facing north looking over towards the entrance to the Blackwall Basin. The property survives today and is Grade II listed, listing number 1065222. Next door at number 3 is Nelson House, an early nineteenth-century three-storey house. A bow window on the first floor is just visible behind trees in a riverside garden. An iron balcony and verandah can also be seen. Claims of an association with Lord Nelson cannot be substantiated; the earliest use of the name appears to have been in 1881. It too survives today and is Grade II listed, listing number 1357805. Numbers 5-7 Cold Harbour are a pair of four-storey yellow brick houses. Built in the early nineteenth century, they are also Grade II listed, listing number 1065223. On the far left are the first two houses of a 1971 development at numbers 9-13. The tall townhouses were designed by Bernard Lamb and built on a site that had been vacant for more than twenty years. The one on the right has a 'For Sale' sign on its rooftop. These buildings can also still be seen today.
Date of execution
1981
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_289_81_120_6819_11
London picture map location
Exact
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