Stepney Power Station

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Stepney Power Station
Stepney Power Station is located in Greater London
Stepney Power Station
Location of Stepney Power Station in Greater London
Country England
Location Tower Hamlets, London
Coordinates 51°30′34″N 0°02′04″W / 51.509574°N 0.034500°W / 51.509574; -0.034500Coordinates: 51°30′34″N 0°02′04″W / 51.509574°N 0.034500°W / 51.509574; -0.034500
Commission date 1907
Decommission date 1972
Operator(s) Central Electricity Generating Board
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
grid reference TQ365808

Stepney Power Station (sometimes known as Limehouse Power Station) was a small coal-fired power station situated by the Thames on the north side of Narrow Street, Limehouse, London.


Stepney Borough Council began construction of the station at Blyth Wharf in 1907. A coaling jetty was built in 1923.[1] The station supplied the boroughs of Stepney and Bethnal Green.[2]

Following pollution problems from the original chimneys a single tall brick chimney was constructed in 1937,[1] dominating the area. The station continued generation until the early 1970s and has since been demolished. The coaling jetty in the river remains.


  1. ^ a b Ellmers, Chris; Alex Warner (2000). London's Riverscape Lost and Found: Panorama of the River from 1937 and today. The London's Riverscape Lost and Found Partnership. pp. 43–44. ISBN 1-874044-30-9. 
  2. ^ "London Electricity Board (LEB)Pre-Vesting Undertakings (1882 - 1948) LMA/4278/01 1883 - 2003". National Archives. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 

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