No. 1058: London Road, Barking
London Road, Barking. Photo ©RogerDean 2014
The Great World Of London, Part IX – Henry Mayhew, 1862:
In the distance, towered the huge massive warehouses of St. Katherine’s Dock, with, their big signet letters on their sides, their many prison-like windows, and their cranes and doors to every floor. Beyond this, the view was barred out by the dense grove of masts that rose up from the water, thick as giant reeds beside the shore, and filmed over with the gray mist of vapour rising from the river so that their softened outlines melted gently into the dusk.