Gurdon Road, SE7

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Gurdon Road is a road in the SE7 postcode area



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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Silvertown

Despite its argentine name, Silvertown is where Mr Tate and Mr Lyle (who never got on) have a sugar factory.

In 1852 S.W. Silver and Co moved to the area from Greenwich and established a rubber works, originally to make waterproof clothing. This subsequently developed into the works of the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Cable Company, which constructed and laid many submarine cables. By the 1860s a number of manure and chemical works and petroleum storage depots had been set up.

Sugar refiners in the area were joined in by Henry Tate in 1877 and Abram Lyle in 1881, whose companies merged in 1921 to form Tate & Lyle. Prior to the merger, which occurred after they had died, the two men were bitter business rivals, although they had never met in person. Tate & Lyle still have two large refineries in the area.

On 19 January 1917 parts of Silvertown were devastated by a massive TNT explosion at the Brunner-Mond munitions factory, in what is known as the Silvertown explosion. Seventy-three people died and hundreds were injured in one of the largest explosions ever experienced in the British Isles.

In the early twentieth century the area suffered greatly from road congestion due to being located between the Thames and the Royal Docks, then the largest and one of the busiest dock groups in the world. The area was cut off for much of the time by lifting bridges over dock entrances, and by level crossings which were closed for up to three quarters of each hour by train movements. This led in the early 1930s to the construction of the elevated Silvertown Way, one of the earliest urban flyovers.

On the first night of The Blitz, Tate and Lyle's sugar refinery, John Knight's Primrose Soapworks, and the Silvertown Rubber Works were all badly damaged by bombing.

Silver's was eventually taken over by the British Tyre and Rubber Co, later known as BTR Industries. The site closed in the 1960s and is now the Thameside Industrial Estate.[7]
Another major local employer was the Loders and Nucoline plant at Cairn Mills, a traditional port oleo industry and formerly part of Unilever. This originally milled seeds but later concentrated on production of fats from palm kernel oil.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Beckton District Park:   
Blackheath Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Calverton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Charlton Manor Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Charlton Park:   
Cherry Orchard Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Edith Kerrison Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 4.
Fossdene Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Greenwich Steiner School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Halstow Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Invicta Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
John F Kennedy Special School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
King George V Park:   
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Rosetta Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School:   Voluntary aided school (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Scott Wilkie Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sherington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sherington Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Silvertown:   Despite its argentine name, Silvertown is where Mr Tate and Mr Lyle (who never got on) have a sugar factory.
St Joachim’s RC Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Pointer School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
500meter running path, E16 · A102, SE3 · Adamson Road, E16 · Agate Close, E16 · Aldeburgh Street, SE10 · Alestan Beck Road, E16 · Alnwick Road, E16 · Anchor And Hope Lane, SE7 · Anchor Hop Lane, SE7 · Anchor Hope Lane, SE7 · Angerstein Business Park, SE10 · Annesley Road, SE3 · Atkinson Road, E16 · Atlas Gardens, SE7 · Banchory Road, SE3 · Baxter Road, E16 · Beaconsfield Close, SE3 · Beaconsfield Road, SE3 · Beeby Road, E16 · Bellfield Close, SE3 · Belvedere Mews, SE3 · Bernard Ashley Drive, SE7 · Berwick Road, E16 · Bingley Road, E16 · Birch Tree Court, SE7 · Blackwall Tunnel Approach, SE3 · Blackwall Tunnel Approach, SE7 · Blacwall Tunnel Approach, SE3 · Bowater Place, SE3 · Bramhope Lane, SE7 · Bramshot Avenue, SE7 · Bramshot Road, SE3 · Bramshot Road, SE7 · Broad Gate Road, E16 · Broadbridge Close, SE3 · Brocklebank Road, SE7 · Bugsbys Way, SE7 · Burley Road, E16 · Calydon Road, SE7 · Camborne Row, SE3 · Canberra Road, SE7 · Cedar Court, SE7 · Cedar Place, SE7 · Charlton Dene, SE7 · Charlton Gate, SE7 · Charlton Road, SE3 · Charlton Road, SE7 · Chauntler Close, E16 · Chevron Close, E16 · Churchill Road, E16 · Colman Road, E16 · Combedale Road, SE10 · Coolfin Road, E16 · Coombe Lodge, SE7 · Couthurst Road, SE3 · Craigerne Road, SE3 · Croombs Road, E16 · Cundy Road, E16 · Delacourt Road, SE3 · Delafield Road, SE7 · Denham Street, SE10 · Derrick Gardens, SE7 · Devonshire Road, E16 · Dornberg Close, SE3 · Dornberg Road, SE3 · Dupree Road, SE7 · Eastbrook Road, SE3 · Eastcombe Avenue, SE3 · Eastcombe Avenue, SE7 · Elbury Drive, E16 · Elliscombe Road, SE7 · Empire Close, SE7 · Eversley Road, SE7 · Fairlawn Court, SE7 · Fairlawn, SE7 · Fairthorn Road, SE7 · Farmdale Road, SE10 · Fearon Street, SE10 · Felltram Way, SE10 · Felltram Way, SE7 · Felsted Road, E16 · Firbank Close, E16 · Fortis Close, E16 · Frank Burton Close, SE7 · Freemasons Road, E16 · Fulmer Road, E16 · Furzefield Road, SE3 · Gallions Road, SE7 · Garvary Road, E16 · Giralda Close, E16 · Glencairne Close, E16 · Glenluce Road, SE3 · Goldcrest Close, E16 · Greenwich Shopping Park, SE7 · Grenada Road, SE7 · Gresham Road, E16 · Gurdon Road, SE7 · Halstow Road, SE10 · Halstow Road, SE3 · Hardens Manorway, SE7 · Harold Gibbons Court, SE7 · Hartington Road, E16 · Hassendean Road, SE3 · Heathway, SE3 · Highcombe, SE7 · Holmwood Villas, SE7 · Holywell Close, SE3 · Hooper Road, E16 · Hopedale Road, SE7 · Horizon Way, SE7 · Horn Lane, SE10 · Horn Link Way, SE10 · Horn Link Way, SE7 · Hornfair Road, SE7 · Hoskins Close, E16 · Indus Road, SE7 · Inverine Road, SE7 · Invicta Road, SE3 · Jade Close, E16 · Jake Russell Walk, E16 · Jasper Road, E16 · Jersey Road, E16 · Keats Close, SE7 · Kemsing Road, SE10 · Kenya Road, SE7 · Kerry Close, E16 · King George Avenue, E16 · Kirkside Road, SE3 · Lambert Road, E16 · Lambourne Place, SE3 · Langton Way, SE3 · Lawson Close, E16 · Leila Parnell place, SE7 · Leyes Road, E16 · Lime Kiln Drive, SE7 · Littlecombe, SE7 · Lizban Street, SE3 · Lombard Wall, SE7 · Lyveden Road, SE3 · Macgregor Road, E16 · Mandela Road, E16 · Maplin Road, E16 · Marlborough Lane, SE7 · Martindale Avenue, E16 · Mascalls Road, SE7 · Mayhill Road, SE7 · Monarch Drive, E16 · Montcalm Road, SE7 · Mortlake Road, E16 · Mudlarks Boulevard, E16 · Mudlarks Boulevard, SE10 · Murray Square, E16 · Mycenae Road, SE3 · Nadine Street, SE7 · Nigeria Road, SE7 · Normandy Terrace, E16 · Nottingham Avenue, E16 · Old Dover Road, SE3 · Old Dover Road, SE7 · Old Road, SE3 · Opal Close, E16 · Ormiston Road, SE10 · Otley Road, E16 · Oystercatcher Close, E16 · Peartree Way, SE10 · Peartree Way, SE7 · Peninsular Park Road, SE7 · Priolo Road, SE7 · Rainton Road, SE7 · Ramac Way, SE7 · Rathmore Road, SE7 · Rectory Field Crescent, SE7 · Rectory Field Cresent, SE7 · Reynolds Place, SE3 · Richard House Drive, E16 · Ridgwell Road, E16 · Ringlet Close, E16 · Riverside, SE7 · Rochester Way Relief Road (S), SE3 · Rochester Way Relief Road, SE3 · Rosse Mews, SE3 · Russell Close, SE7 · Russell Road, E16 · Ruthin Road, SE3 · Sabbarton Street, E16 · Saigasso Close, E16 · Saint Johns Park, SE3 · Sandstone Lane, E16 · Sandtoft Road, SE7 · Sark Walk, E16 · Satanita Close, E16 · Sheerwater Road, E16 · Sherington Road, SE7 · Shipman Road, E16 · Shirley House Drive, SE7 · Shooters Hill Road, SE18 · Shooters Hill Road, SE3 · Shooters Hill Road, SE7 · Siebert Road, SE3 · Sophia Road, E16 · Springfield Grove, SE7 · St Georges Hall, SE10 · St Johns Park, SE3 · St Michaels Close, E16 · Stansfeld Road, E16 · Stansfeld Road, E6 · Station Crescent, SE3 · Station Cresent, SE3 · Station Terrace Mews, SE3 · Stonelake Ind Park, SE7 · Stratheden Parade, SE3 · Stratheden Road, SE3 · Sun Lane, SE3 · Sundorne Road, SE7 · Sunfields Place, SE3 · Sutlej Road, SE7 · Swallowfield Road, SE7 · Tallis Grove, SE7 · The Birches, SE7 · The Blackheath Club, SE3 · The Fairfield Health Centre, SE7 · The Glade, SE7 · Throckmorten Road, E16 · Thyme Close, SE3 · Tidal Basin Road, E16 · Tollgate Road, E16 · Tree Road, E16 · Triangle Court, E16 · Troughton Road, SE7 · Vanbrugh Park, SE3 · Vandome Close, E16 · Varley Road, E16 · Vicarage Avenue, SE3 · Victoria Dock Road, E16 · Victoria Way, SE7 · Warren Court, SE7 · Watford Road, E16 · Wellington Gardens, SE7 · Wellington Mews, SE7 · Westbrook Road, SE3 · Westcombe Hill, SE10 · Westcombe Hill, SE3 · Wilkinson Road, E16 · Willoughby Way, SE7 · Woodcocks, E16 · Woodville Close, SE3 · Wyndcliff Road, SE7 · Young Road, E16 ·
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