Cell B 4                               SOUTHWARK AND LONDON BRIDGES

The Southwark Water Works used to be located at the south end of the old London Bridge, pumping water with a waterwheel attached to the arches of the bridge.  When the new London Bridge was built in 1831, the waterwheel was abandoned. Thereafter water was pumped directly from the River Thames just west of the bridge, until 1845 when the company merged with the Vauxhall Water Works and moved to the location near Battersea Park.  The former site of the Southwark Water Works is no longer shown in the 1856 map. 

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