TQ4779 : Tavy Bridge, Thamesmead

taken 4 months ago, near to Thamesmead, Greenwich, Great Britain

Tavy Bridge, Thamesmead
Tavy Bridge, Thamesmead
Tower blocks at Tavy Bridge, Thamesmead. This was the first part of Thamesmead to be developed. The tower blocks have more recently been given a facelift.
Thamesmead :: TQ4680

Thamesmead was developed as a new town in the 1960s, '70s and '80s by the Greater London Council. It is situated on the south side of the River Thames, between Woolwich and Erith. Much of Thamesmead is built on reclaimed marshland.

The earlier phases of building were brutalist blocks of flats built from concrete, with connecting walkways above street level. later phases included more traditional street patterns with terraced housing.

When first built, Thamesmead's brutalist architecture was used as a film location, for Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange".

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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 September, 2021
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Housing (from Tags)
Tower Block 
Building Type (from Tags)
Tower Block 
Near (from Tags)
Abbey Wood  Woolwich  Plumstead 
Place (from Tags)
Thamesmead  South East London 
Primary Subject of Photo
Housing Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4746 7962 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7777N 0:7.3726E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4745 7960
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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High Rise Tower Blocks  Modular Tower Block  1960s Tower Block  Tower Block  Tower Blocks 

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