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    Default ALBERT DOCK, Jesse Hartley's masterpiece

    1- The largest group of grade 1 listed buildings in the country. The dock walls are listed too.
    2- The worlds first enclosed dock system.
    3- The worlds first hydraulic hoists, costing 1000 in old money.
    4- The first dock to be opened by a prince consort.
    5- The first dock warehouse built entirely from incumbustable materials, cast iron, stone, brick and galvanised iron roofing.



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    the river side of the dock was built on sand, and it rises and falls with the tide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    the river side of the dock was built on sand, and it rises and falls with the tide!
    I never new that Louis! Sheesh - u learn something new everyday
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    it was named after prince albert

    only joking (although it was)

    it could not provide deep enough water for the new steam ships and trade started to decline during the 1890s therefore being left idle shortly after until its closure in 1972
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lian
    it was named after prince albert

    only joking (although it was)

    it could not provide deep enough water for the new steam ships and trade started to decline during the 1890s therefore being left idle shortly after until its closure in 1972
    Not quite. The size and depth of the dock was fine in fact the dock is quite big with large ships being able to turn in the dock the south end docks were smaller than the larger north end docks, yet they were still quite big with quite large ships entering them. The odd large ship still enters Albert. Steam ships required more quay space to load and unload for larger cranes to operate. It was designed for sailing ships which could take the cargo right out and into the warehouses. Roof mounted cranes were considered but thought too costly and I think the structures could not hold the weights involved. The warehouses were always used. The cargo was taken from ships in other adjacent docks to the Albert Dock.

    Dukes Dock next to Albert had a unique grain warehouse that was near 200 years old when demolished in the early 1960s. The city has done some appalling acts of historical vandalism in its time.

    Dukes Dock is now filled in and a concrete stadium and a multi-storey car park being built upon it.


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    Would be nice to see Hartley's other masterpiece the Stanley Dock renovated.

    There was talk of tearing the gigantic tobacco warehouse down. That would be absolute madness no other city in the world would do such a thing.


    There must be some imaginative company which could take this on and convert it?

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