Glover's Island

Also known as: Petersham Ait
 
 
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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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 –

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"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."

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Trying again in 1898 Glover caused a scandal by putting the island up for auction and suggesting it could be sold to Pear's 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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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) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 6½ 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, ¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
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) to Bull's Bridge Junction
Thames Lock No 16 — 12 miles, 5 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 to Thames Lock No 16
Cowley Lock No 89 — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Cowley Lock No 89
Black Horse Bridge No 15 — 13 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) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Black Horse Bridge No 15
Chertsey Lock — 14 miles, 1¼ 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
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 17 miles, 3½ 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 to Pyrford Lock No 12
Copper Mill Lock No 84 — 19 miles, 1½ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) 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

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) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 6½ 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, ¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Shepperton Lock — 12 miles, 3½ 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
Cowley Lock No 89 — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Cowley Lock No 89
Penton Hook Lock — 16 miles, 2 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 — 17 miles, 3½ 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 to Pyrford Lock No 12
Bell Weir Lock — 19 miles, ¾ 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 Lock No 84 — 19 miles, 1½ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) 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

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) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100
Molesey Lock — 6 miles, 6½ 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, ¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Shepperton Lock — 12 miles, 3½ 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
Cowley Lock No 89 — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Cowley Lock No 89
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 17 miles, 3½ 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 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

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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) to Bull's Bridge Junction
Winding Hole above Workhouse Bridge — 10 miles, ¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Winding Hole above Workhouse Bridge
Willowtree Marina — 11 miles, 1½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Willowtree Marina
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) to Cowley Peachey Junction
Five Ways Junction — 12 miles, 3¾ 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 to Five Ways 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) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Packet Boat Marina
Coxes Railway Bridge — 13 miles, 6½ 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 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) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Meads Bridge Winding Hole
Black Horse Bridge No 15 — 13 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) to Bull's Bridge Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) to Black Horse Bridge No 15
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) to Uxbridge Bridge Winding Hole
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) to Uxbridge Lock Winding Hole
Woodham Junction — 15 miles, 2¾ 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 to Woodham Junction
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) 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) to Grand Union - Frays Junction
Langley Schools Winding Hole — 15 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) to Cowley Peachey Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Slough Arm) to Langley Schools Winding Hole