Storm Event

Severity ? 2


This event was associated with North Sea storm surge and river flooding due (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

There was flooding in London during the Duke of Wellington’s funeral. Bath Road at Maidenhead was inundated and the hearse was upset. Between Paddington and Hanwell, four miles of the railway were inundated as well as the tow-path at Putney. This event was one of the highest Thames floods on record and became known as ‘Duke of Wellington’s Flood’ (Brazel, 1968).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Bath Road flooded. Tow-path at Putney flooded to 6 feet. Great Western Railway between Paddington and Hanwell were flooded.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Brazell, J. H. (1968). London weather. London: H. M. S. O