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Thames Conservancy

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1952. Bucket Dredger delivered by Rowledge Ironworks Co


The Thames Conservancy was responsible for the management of the River Thames in England.

1857 Founded initially replacing the jurisdiction of the City of London up to Staines and later taking responsibility for the whole river from Cricklade in Wiltshire to the sea at Yantlet Creek on the Isle of Grain.

1909 Responsibilities were reduced when the Tideway was transferred to the Port of London Authority

1972 The Conservancy was taken into the Thames Water Authority.



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