The India and Millwall docks
By PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY, 1968
Plan of the India and Millwall Docks Based upon the Ordnance Survey Maps with the sanction of the Controller of HM Stationery Office.
- Author: PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY
- Publication place: [London]
- Publisher: Port of London Authority, Trinity Square, E.C.3
- Publication date: 1968.
- Physical description: Lithographed map, annotations in pink ink, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original blue covers, title and “Estate Officer” in gilt.
- Dimensions: 677 by 627mm. (26.75 by 24.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 13951
Millwall Dock was built in 1868. The waste from the construction of the dock formed an area of wasteland known as Mudchute, now a park; in this map only Millwall Park below it is shown.
The Port of London Authority was formed in 1909. It was prompted by a series of industrial actions by dock workers, including their demand for the ‘Docker’s Tanner’, a wage of 6d. an hour, in 1889. The Port was a vital part of the British economy: refining and processing industries grew up around goods brought in to the docks and it was the centre of British shipbuilding and repair. The PLA continues to supervise and manage the Port of London, the docks, and the London stretch of the River Thames. This map was issued from the former PLA headquarters in Trinity Square.