The tidal portion of the River Thames was no longer acceptable as a source of public water following the 1852 Water Metropolis Act.  Thus over time the Southwark and Vauxhall Company established new works at Hampton to supply much of West and South London.  

Shown here in 1894 is the Hampton location of the Southwark and Vauxhall Company, just to the north of the River Thames.  Shown in red at the left edge of the map is the engine house, built in 1853-5, and two more engine houses built in 1867-70 and 1885-6 which are linked by a long boiler house.  South of these buildings are the filter beds, not established until 1867 and later.  Thus they were not present during the life of Dr. John Snow. 

 Sources:

Griffiths J. Hampton, 1894, The Godfrey Edition, London Sheet 139.

Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Hampton, 1894.

 

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