Victorian London - Markets - Foreign Cattle Market, Deptford

Foreign Cattle Market, Deptford, for stock from infected countries, only allowed to be landed on condition of slaughter before removal. It occupies the site of the abandoned dockyard, and is very inconveniently situated for its present purpose at an out-of-the-way spot on the wrong side of the river; its purchase by the Corporation in 1871 exciting a good deal of comment.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames, 1881