Earl's Sluice

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Earl's Sluice
River
Culverted mouth of the Earl's Sluice at Deptford Wharf.jpg
The culverted mouth of the Earl's Sluice at Deptford Wharf
Country England
Counties Greater London
Tributaries
 - right River Peck
Towns Deptford
Source Ruskin Park
 - location Denmark Hill
 - coordinates 51°28′0″N 0°5′33″W / 51.46667°N 0.09250°W / 51.46667; -0.09250
Mouth River Thames
 - location Deptford Wharf
 - coordinates 51°29′35.19″N 0°1′55.26″W / 51.4931083°N 0.0320167°W / 51.4931083; -0.0320167Coordinates: 51°29′35.19″N 0°1′55.26″W / 51.4931083°N 0.0320167°W / 51.4931083; -0.0320167
Earl Pumping Station: although closed for years, it processed the water from the Earl's Sluice to the Thames.

Earl's Sluice is an underground river in south-east London, England. Its source is Ruskin Park on Denmark Hill.[1] In South Bermondsey it joins with the River Peck before emptying into the Thames at Deptford Wharf.

Earl's Creek marks the boundary between St Mary's parish, Rotherhithe and St Paul's parish, Deptford. Until 1889 this was also the Kent-Surrey boundary.[2] The river is named after the Earl of Gloucester in the time of Henry I.

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  1. ^ Earl's Sluice on Diamond Geezer blog.
  2. ^ Plaque on boundary stone, relocated nearby in 1988.

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