Glover's Island

Also known as: Petersham Ait
River Lane, Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
 
 
Glover's Island is a minor waterways place on the River Thames (tidal section) between Teddington Lock Weir Exit (Channel leading to the Weir.) (2 miles to the southwest) and Richmond Lock and Footbridge (For 2 hours each side of high tide the weirs are lifted. At other times the lock must be used) (1 mile and 1¾ furlongs to the northwest).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit is Hammerton's Ferry; 3¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Richmond Lock and Footbridge is Richmond Bridge; 4¾ furlongs away.

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Nearest water point

Teddington Lock Weir Exit — 2 miles away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Brentford Gauging Lock No 100 — 3 miles, 6½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Norwood Top Lock No 90 — 7 miles and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Bull's Bridge Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, ½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Visitor Moorings
Thames Lock No 16 — 12 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Thames Lock No 16
Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf — 12 miles, 4½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf
Cowley Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2½ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Sanitary Station
The Black Horse PH (Greenford) — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to The Black Horse PH (Greenford)
Chertsey Lock — 14 miles, ½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Chertsey Lock
Denham Marina — 14 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Denham Marina
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 16 miles, 7½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Copper Mill Lock No 84 — 19 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Copper Mill Lock No 84
Limehouse Basin — 19 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin
Mitre Bridge No 6 — 19 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Mitre Bridge No 6
Arthur's Bridge — 19 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

Teddington Lock Weir Exit — 2 miles away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Brentford Gauging Lock No 100 — 3 miles, 6½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Norwood Top Lock No 90 — 7 miles and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Shepperton Lock — 12 miles, ¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Shepperton Lock
Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf — 12 miles, 4½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf
Iver Lane Bridge No 188 — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Iver Lane Bridge No 188
The Black Horse PH (Greenford) — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to The Black Horse PH (Greenford)
Penton Hook Lock — 15 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Penton Hook Lock
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 16 miles, 7½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Bell Weir Lock — 18 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Bell Weir Lock
Copper Mill Lane Rubbish Disposal — 19 miles, ¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Copper Mill Lane Rubbish Disposal
Limehouse Lock No 13 — 19 miles, 2 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Lock No 13
Arthur's Bridge — 19 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Brentford Gauging Lock No 100 — 3 miles, 6½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Norwood Top Lock No 90 — 7 miles and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Shepperton Lock — 12 miles, ¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Shepperton Lock
Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf — 12 miles, 4½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf
Northolt Boatyard — 12 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Northolt Boatyard
Cowley Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2½ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Sanitary Station
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 16 miles, 7½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Limehouse Basin — 19 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin
Arthur's Bridge — 19 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge

Nearest place to turn

Brentford Gauging Lock Weir Exit — 3 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Gauging Lock Weir Exit
Clitheroe's Lock Weir Exit — 4 miles, 3½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Clitheroe's Lock Weir Exit
Winding Hole between Three Bridges and Norwood Lock No 91 — 6 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Winding Hole between Three Bridges and Norwood Lock No 91
Adelaide Dock — 7 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Adelaide Dock
North Hyde Bridge Winding Hole — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to North Hyde Bridge Winding Hole
Bull's Bridge Junction — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction
Winding Hole above Workhouse Bridge — 9 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Winding Hole above Workhouse Bridge
Willowtree Marina — 11 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Willowtree Marina
Five Ways Junction — 12 miles, 1 furlong and 4 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Five Ways Junction
Cowley Peachey Junction — 12 miles, 3½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Peachey Junction
Packet Boat Marina — 12 miles, 4 furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Packet Boat Marina
Coxes Railway Bridge — 13 miles, 4 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Coxes Railway Bridge
Meads Bridge Winding Hole — 13 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Meads Bridge Winding Hole
The Black Horse PH (Greenford) — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to The Black Horse PH (Greenford)
Uxbridge Bridge Winding Hole — 14 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Uxbridge Bridge Winding Hole
Denham Marina — 14 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Denham Marina
Woodham Junction — 15 miles and 8 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction
Uxbridge Lock Winding Hole — 15 miles, ½ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Uxbridge Lock Winding Hole
Perivale Winding Hole — 15 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Perivale Winding Hole
Grand Union - Frays Junction — 15 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Grand Union - Frays Junction

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Packet Boat Marina — 12 miles, 4 furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Packet Boat Marina
Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf — 12 miles, 4½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Packet Boat Marina Service Wharf
Limehouse Basin — 19 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Limehouse Basin Entrance, then on the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal) to Limehouse Basin

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Willowtree Marina — 11 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Willowtree Marina
Northolt Boatyard — 12 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Northolt Boatyard
Iver Boatyard — 14 miles, 5 furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Iver Boatyard
Denham Marina — 14 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Denham Marina
Harefield Marina — 17 miles, 2 furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Harefield Marina
Hillingdon Narrowboats Association — 19 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 19 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Hillingdon Narrowboats Association
 

Wikipedia has a page about Glover's Island

Originally called Petersham Ait, Glover's Island is situated in Horse Reach on the River Thames, between Richmond Lock and Teddington Lock in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England.

In the 1872 the island was bought by a Richmond waterman named Joseph Glover for £70. He put the island up for sale in 1895 but Sir J. Whittaker Ellis (Charter Mayor of Richmond) declined to buy it for £5,000 and suggested that the Richmond Corporation should be approached.

The Amenities Committee considered the proposal on 2 April 1895 and decided –

"That while the Committee think it desirable that the Island should be acquired for the Corporation if it could be obtained at a reasonable price, they are of the opinion that in view of the sum now named, it would be useless to enter into any negotiation for its purchase."

Trying again in 1898, Glover caused a scandal by putting the island up for auction and suggesting it could be sold to Pears soap to erect a giant advertising hoarding.

Glover used this to blackmail the Richmond Corporation, offering it to them for £4,000 but although the Corporation wanted to buy the island, it was felt that there was no justification in spending such a large sum of money out of its funds.

There then followed a lengthy debate and correspondence in the local press about preserving the view from Richmond Hill and suggestions were made that the purchase should be funded jointly by public subscription and the corporation.

By September, only £50 had been given to the public fund and the disclosure that Glover had purchased the island in 1872 for £70 did not help the collection.

The auction took place on 21 September but the highest bid was only £200. An unnamed resident had offered Glover £1,000 for the island (which he then intended to present to the Corporation), but Glover refused to sell and also withdrew the island from sale.

In 1900 Max Waechter, who lived in Terrace House, Richmond Hill, bought Glover’s Island and gave it to the Council – the sale price was never disclosed.

 
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