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Wharfinger Street continues from [[Misbegot Bridge]] to a T-junction with [[Myrtle Street]], which continues Hubwards to a junction with [[Nonesuch Street]] and the hubwards-by-widdershins corner of Hide Park where it meets [[Park Lane]]. Local businesses may have to do with a service industry for the docks and shipping, e.g. chandlers.
'''Wharfinger Street''' continues from [[Misbegot Bridge]] to a T-junction with [[Myrtle Street]], which continues Hubwards to a junction with [[Nonesuch Street]] and the hubwards-by-widdershins corner of Hide Park where it meets [[Park Lane]]. Local businesses may have to do with a service industry for the docks and shipping, e.g. chandlers.


According to Wikipedia,a ''Wharfinger'' is a term for a person who is the keeper or owner of a wharf. The wharfinger takes custody of and is responsible for goods delivered to the wharf, typically has an office on the wharf or dock, and is responsible for day-to-day activities including slipways, keeping tide tables and resolving disputes. It is an archaic word which has largely been superseded by the more modern ''harbourmaster'', although a Harbourmaster would be the most senior authority for a whole port; a ''wharfinger'' in the old, pre-1800 usage, would only have been overseer to an individual jetty, wharf, or small dock.
According to Wikipedia,a ''Wharfinger'' is a term for a person who is the keeper or owner of a wharf. The wharfinger takes custody of and is responsible for goods delivered to the wharf, typically has an office on the wharf or dock, and is responsible for day-to-day activities including slipways, keeping tide tables and resolving disputes. It is an archaic word which has largely been superseded by the more modern ''harbourmaster'', although a Harbourmaster would be the most senior authority for a whole port; a ''wharfinger'' in the old, pre-1800 usage, would only have been overseer to an individual jetty, wharf, or small dock.

Latest revision as of 19:09, 6 September 2017

Wharfinger Street continues from Misbegot Bridge to a T-junction with Myrtle Street, which continues Hubwards to a junction with Nonesuch Street and the hubwards-by-widdershins corner of Hide Park where it meets Park Lane. Local businesses may have to do with a service industry for the docks and shipping, e.g. chandlers.

According to Wikipedia,a Wharfinger is a term for a person who is the keeper or owner of a wharf. The wharfinger takes custody of and is responsible for goods delivered to the wharf, typically has an office on the wharf or dock, and is responsible for day-to-day activities including slipways, keeping tide tables and resolving disputes. It is an archaic word which has largely been superseded by the more modern harbourmaster, although a Harbourmaster would be the most senior authority for a whole port; a wharfinger in the old, pre-1800 usage, would only have been overseer to an individual jetty, wharf, or small dock.