In his book, John Snow published map 2 which showed the water distribution of the Lambeth company and the Southwark and Vauxhall company.  Shown to the right is a section of map 2, from the River Thames in the north to the Streatham District in the south.  

The water intake for the Lambeth company prior to 1852 is shown at the top.  The symbolic red pipes took the water to the Brixton and Streatham Hills reservoirs, from where it was distributed to the region's households.  After 1852, the River Thames intake to the red pipes was closed and the water to the reservoirs came instead in the symbolic yellow pipes from the river site at Seething Wells by Thames Ditton.  

By clicking on each site in the map to the right, you will be able see geographic details from multiple maps. For two of the sites, you will also see current photos.  Finally, to see more of where the Lambeth company moved between 1847 and 1852, click on the arrows at the bottom left of the map.

Click on site for more maps

Alternatively to clicking on the map, the additional sites are shown below with a few words of introduction. 

Lambeth Intake -- Hungerford Bridge

Click here to learn more about the pre-1852 intake of the Lambeth Waterworks Company near the base of Hungerford Bridge.


Lambeth Reservoirs

Click here to learn more about the two reservoirs of the Lambeth Waterworks Company in regions of south London.


Lambeth Intake -- Seething Wells

Click here to learn more about the 1852 relocation of the Lambeth Waterworks Company intake to Seething Wells, Thames Ditton.


Southwark and Vauxhall

Click here to learn more about the 1845-55 location of the Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company, its subsequent location and additional reservoirs.

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Snow J. On the Communication of Cholera, 1855.
Weinreb B, Hibbert C. The London Encyclopaedia, 1993.

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