ROSE ISLAND (Kennington Island)
RIGHT bank. (See [About] for sides)
Small boats only around RIGHT bank side of Rose Island. Rose Island Footbridge.
There was obviously a boatyard here - and I was confidently expecting to find records of a weir and mill if not a lock - but no
1885: Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames -
Kennington Island, sometimes called Rose Island, opposite the little village of Kennington in Berkshire, about 2½ miles from Oxford. Here is a good little inn "The Swan", to which is attached some private fishing.
1885: Kennington Island, the Royal River -
1885: Kennington Island, the Royal River.
2004: Rose Island Footbridge -
2004: Rose Island Footbridge
1881: Rose Island Footbridge sanctioned by Thames Conservancy.
1906: G.E.Mitton -
... we see the pink-washed walls of the Swan Hotel, which stands on Kennington Island, connected with the RIGHT bank by a bridge;
Rose Island Reach
[ See next section for a view of the Swan Hotel from Kennington Railway Bridge in 1885 ]