Engineer: F.G.M. Stoney
Richmond Lock, London
Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee.
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This is an impressive yet visually appealing complex at a point where the Thames is now tidal. The last lock downstream, it is the only one operated by the Port of London Authority (since its institution in 1909). There used to be a charge for passing through it, hence the little ticket office, similar in design to a railway station ticket office.