Frog Island, London

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Frog Island is an uninhabited island on the north bank of the River Thames in Rainham, London at grid reference TQ515805.

Uses[edit]

It has the mechanical biological treatment works of the East London Waste Authority.[1] The facility turns 50% of processed waste into refuse-derived fuel, and recovers metals and glass.[2] Now the area is separated by a ditch and forms a slight depression relative to the bank at only 2m AOD however was a more well-defined island at high tide at the mouth of the River Ingrebourne, that rises in Essex as the Weald Brook.[3]

Phoenix Wharf on the island has safeguarded wharf status.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 24dash.com - New 'green' era for London's waste as Frog Island opens. 19 April 2007.
  2. ^ Havering London Borough Council - Council Members visit Frog Island Waste Management Facility. January 2006.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey map, courtesy of English Heritage
Next island upstream River Thames Next island downstream
Chiswick Eyot
Note: Isle of Dogs is a peninsula
Frog Island Lower Horse Island

Coordinates: 51°30′11″N 0°10′53″E / 51.50313°N 0.18141°E / 51.50313; 0.18141