Oliver's Wharf, Wapping, London E1

Oliver's Wharf. F. & H. Francis. 1869-70. Wapping, London E1. Built for George Oliver "in the Tudor gothic style, this wharf handled general cargo but had special facilities for tea" (Craig et al. 45). Bought for redevelopment in 1972, it was the first warehouse in Wapping, and one of the first of all the old warehouses, to be converted into housing, yielding twenty-three very expensive luxury flats. It has been described as "the most architecturally sophisticated warehouse" in its street (Williamson et al. 228).

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Craig, Charles, et al. London's Changing Riverscape: Panoramas from London Bridge to Greenwich. London: Francis Lincoln, 2009.

Williamson, Elizabeth, et al. London Docklands. London: Penguin, 1998.

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