Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Old Wildcorner Beacon - Millwall
I was going through my phone photo archive and found these pictures from 2006. I took these on a field trip around the Isle of Dogs. On the south of the island known as Cubitt Town, I found an old fenced off wildcorner.
In the middle of the corner I found this old structure shrouded in weeds.
It appears to be an old beacon for the river [which is now obscured by a new housing estate.]
A rare relic from a by-gone era of the thames and the east end.
I cannot find any record of it online. I am going to try the Island History Archive in Millwall.
I assume it has been demolished and the land, long since built on. I will revisit and post a report back soon.